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News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science/ L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI2017)
  • Victoria L Rubin, Western University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
1-1-2017
Abstract
The News Verification Suite aims to provide users with a set of functions to verify information in the news. This paper offers a conceptual basis and a vision of system elements towards automated fact-checking in news production, curation, and consumption. The traditional model of journalism is compared to ‘news sharing a.s.a.p.’, highlighting similarities between journalistic criteria of excellence and LIS mandates for credibility and information quality. Potential steps for intervention with text-analytical technologies are identified – deception detection, rumor busting, satire labeling; they are nascent but feasible. Automated news verification can support and supplement news producers’ and news readers’ decision-making.
Citation Information
Rubin V. L. (2017). News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements. In the Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science/ L’Association canadienne des sciences de l’information (CAIS/ACSI2017), Ryerson University, Toronto, May 31 - June 2, 2017.