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Lessons Learned In Nepal – Social Media Monitoring During Humanitarian Crises

October 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Part of ACAPS’ Nepal Earthquake response included a social media monitoring pilot: the team produced fortnightly monitoring reports, with the aim of helping to identify needs, concerns, developing trends and emerging risks among the effected population; and conversations related to the quality and accessibility of aid


How A Production Company Faked ‘Instagram Migrant’ Account

September 15th, 2015 | by EJC

An Instagram account purportedly documenting a migrant’s journey from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain began trending earlier this year after the Huffington Post shared a story about it. The account, which was in fact created by a Spanish production company, is emblematic of the hazards that come with taking what we see on social media at face value


Fidel Is Dead? Long Live Fidel?

June 17th, 2015 | by EJC

Fidel Castro is no stranger to death rumours. On January 9th 2015, Twitter was awash with such gossip once again - and the claims continued to spread even after larger media organisations had already dispelled the rumours. But how exactly did the rumours start? MO* reconstructs the rumour mill in this “making off”


New Tools Heat Up Censorship Arms Race

March 27th, 2015 | by EJC

Online censorship may be as old as the Internet, but in today’s high-tech world, it is increasingly a perpetual arms race between censors looking for better ways to probe and muzzle, and a circumvention community looking to help the censored get and send information while protecting their digital identity


Sharing Your Location Privately

March 13th, 2015 | by EJC

Location is especially valuable and sensitive metadata, especially when there is a lot of it, because it can be used to derive so much information about a person. But is it possible to share this information in a privacy-preserving way



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