Thursday, November 01, 2012

New Jersey Shark Tale

 Tom Phillips, an international editor at MSN based in England, started “Is Twitter Wrong?” in August to debunk misinformation coursing through the social sphere. His Tumblr rose to prominence quickly this week as he sorted real photos from fake ones during Hurricane Sandy. Curious about his work, Jeff Sonderman emailed questions to Phillips on Tuesday, he responded overnight Wednesday. Their edited email exchange appears HERE.

Can THIS be real? It's almost as annoying as Soledad O'Brien constantly tweeting days-old photos that we've all seen before. Reporters: verify any photos & vids before re-tweeting or otherwise posting online.
http://www.benoitraphael.com/ouragan-a-new-york-attention-aux-fausses-images-sur-les-reseaux-sociaux

 How about this:

 
No. Amazing picture of hurricane #Sandy decending in New York twitter.com/J7mster/status... - JAMSTER(@J7mster) October 29, 2012

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