Watch 'n' Check: Towards a Social Media Monitoring Tool to Assist Fact-Checking Experts

  • Assunta Cerone
  • Elham Naghizade
  • Falk Scholer
  • Devi Mallal
  • Russell Skelton
  • Damiano Spina
2020 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) - Special Session: Fake News, Bots and Trolls, 2020

We present an ongoing collaboration between computer science researchers and fact-checking experts in a broadcast corporation to develop Watch 'n' Check, a social media monitoring tool that assists fact-checkers to detect and target misinformation online. The lean methodology followed in our collaboration has helped us to better understand how information access tools can assist fact-checking experts. We report initial results and discuss our plan for further development, as well as the open challenges identified so far.

@INPROCEEDINGS{cerone2020wnc,
  author={Cerone, Assunta and Naghizade,  Elham  and Scholer, Falk  and
                  Mallal, Devi and  Skelton, Russell and Spina, Damiano},
  title={Watch 'n' Check: Towards a Social Media Monitoring Tool to Assist Fact-Checking Experts},
  booktitle={2020 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA)}, 
  year={2020}
}
Damiano Spina