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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


Satellite Images As Proof

September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth


Hard Evidence: How Does False Information Spread Online?

April 29th, 2014 | by EJC

At the recent World Economic Forum, members raised concerns over the spread of misinformation online. Farida Vis, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, looks at online communication channels and explains how false information propagates



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