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How to establish a workflow for verifying info from social media


By establishing a process to gather info from social media and verify it, First Draft’s Fergus Bell says newsrooms can cut down on corrections and retractions on user-generated content. In the newsroom, Bell recommends getting as many eyes as possible on user-generated content during verification. Bell says: “When it comes to UGC and verification, the more eyes that see a piece of content the more chance you have of identifying whether you have seen it from another social source.”

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