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10.6.16

New Tool to Burst Twitter Rumours | news.sys-con.com: SWI swissinfo.ch is working closely with developers of the tool as part of an innovative EU-funded project, named Pheme. swissinfo.ch's role includes testing how the tool works in real news situations and helping developers to understand the needs of journalists. Another major task is to identify and annotate claims circulating on social media, so that technical partners can use this data to develop algorithms.

In a short video and podcast created by swissinfo.ch, the researcher responsible for the project at SWI explains how swissinfo.ch spent several months tracking news stories online, analysing tweets for rumours, and checking if claims turned out to be true or false.


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