Information verification during natural disasters

Abdulfatai Popoola, Dmytro Krasnoshtan, Attila Peter Toth, Victor Naroditskiy, Carlos Castillo, Patrick Meier, Iyad Rahwan

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Abstract

Large amounts of unverified and at times contradictory in-formation often appear on social media following natural dis-asters. Timely verification of this information can be crucial to saving lives and for coordinating relief efforts. Our goal is to enable this verification by developing an online platform that involves ordinary citizens in the evidence gathering and evaluation process. The output of this platform will provide reliable information to humanitarian organizations, journal-ists, and decision makers involved in relief efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web
Pages1029-1032
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 May 201317 May 2013

Other

Other22nd International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/5/1317/5/13

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Keywords

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Data verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Popoola, A., Krasnoshtan, D., Toth, A. P., Naroditskiy, V., Castillo, C., Meier, P., & Rahwan, I. (2013). Information verification during natural disasters. In WWW 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 1029-1032)