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Craig Silverman

Advice for journalists on debunking breaking news rumors

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | March 05, 2015

Six questions journalists should ask when evaluating a rumor

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | February 24, 2015

Free handbook on verifying social media, breaking news now available in Arabic

The handbook features advice on verifying videos and images, preparing for disaster coverage and which verification tools to use.

Natasha Tynes | December 17, 2014

Emergent serves as rumor tracker for news in a 'networked world'

Developed by Tow Center for Digital Journalism fellow Craig Silverman, the site separates fact from fiction by tracking the authenticity of news reports as they circulate the web. 

Ashley Nguyen | November 12, 2014

A guide to using social media to report breaking news--without getting burned

The European Journalism Centre's new Verification Handbook is a free, online, "definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage."

Margaret Looney | January 28, 2014