I am a verification junkie.
After spending two years tracking journalist arrests and press suppression at protests around the United States entirely online, I became obsessed with how we can better verify and fact check social media during breaking news.
Verification Junkie is a growing directory of apps, tools, sites and strategies for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content. This is a work in progress. Send me tips @jcstearns.
For more background on why I built this site, read the introduction here. For more on verification and accuracy in social media and user generated content see:
Trust and Verify: How I Curate My List of Journalist Arrests (November 2011)
I speak regularly about trust, accuracy and verification at conferences and college campuses. Contact me here: http://about.me/jcstearns