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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

9 months agoNews : Storyful

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. … Continue reading ?

Storyful celebrates over two billion YouTube views

10 months agoNews : Storyful

Back in July 2014, Storyful announced that the number of views on the YouTube videos we manage had reached one billion. That milestone took some 18 months, and the learnings on that journey have been recorded on this blog before. … Continue reading ?

Anatomy of a Fake: Varoufakis and the ‘Stinkefinger’

10 months agoNews : Storyful

At Storyful, we deal with hoaxes every day. Some are frivolous. Others have the potential to result in serious consequences. Sometimes, however, they fall somewhere in the middle, as with the recent controversy about Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and … Continue reading ?

5 Stories that Got the World Talking in 2014

11 months agoNews : Storyful

As we head into a new year, Trends Editor Kevin Donnellan looks back at some of the moments from 2014 that stuck with him and people around the globe. Throughout last year, we monitored for trending content that emerged from … Continue reading ?

Find yourself: the evolution of discovery tools in 2015

11 months agoNews : Storyful

2015 will see the coming of age for discovery tools on the social web. It will be the year where finding content as an active pursuit, rather than a passive activity, will become the norm. Every journalist will be expected … Continue reading ?

Fact from Fiction: Analysis of civilian bus attack near Ukraine’s Volnovakha checkpoint

11 months agoNews : Storyful

Artillery fire near the Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of the city of Donetsk, struck a civilian bus on January 13, killing 13 people. Ukraine’s internal affairs department spokesman Vyacheslav Abroskin confirmed the incident in a post on Facebook, claiming … Continue reading ?

What’s in a Word? The Vocabulary of Virality

11 months agoNews : Storyful

Our viral team is engrossed with visually interesting content, from jaw-dropping weather events to amazing soccer strikes and everything in between. As we constantly strive to find new, authentic content as early as possible and work with those creators to … Continue reading ?

Yemen: The Stories, The People and Social Media

11 months agoNews : Storyful

Yemen was thrown into chaos on January 19, when clashes erupted between Houthi rebels and presidential guards in the capital, Sanaa, which Houthis had agreed to avoid. The combination of a limited media presence on the ground and a lack … Continue reading ?

Tracking the Winter Storm of Viral Video

11 months agoNews : Storyful

It comes as no surprise that one of our most popular categories of video continues to be weather. Extraordinary weather events can affect us all, and Storyful is all about people. With heavy snowfall in the US and temperatures plunging … Continue reading ?

How the Propaganda War Between Jordan and the Islamic State is Playing Out on Social Media

11 months agoNews : Storyful

A video released by Al-Furqan, a media arm of the Islamic State, showing the captured Jordanian Air Force pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive in a cage was unthinkable in its ruthlessness, even for the extremist group. The horrific killing … Continue reading ?

When Graphic Images Are A Click Away, Who Publishes?

11 months agoNews : Storyful

When footage of a police officer being shot on the streets of Paris by the jihadists that attacked the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo emerged online last month, many felt that a line had been crossed. Presented with … Continue reading ?

The Journalism of Terror: How Do We Bear Witness When Everybody is a Witness?

11 months agoNews : Storyful

No human being should have to bear witness to the execution of another. But my colleagues at Storyful have been living with that obligation for years, as they process and parse increasingly brutal imagery from across the social web. And … Continue reading ?

Storyful Joins People’s Republic of Video

11 months agoNews : Storyful

China’s internet growth over the last few years has been nothing short of astonishing. Last month, China announced it had a total of 649 million online users by the end of 2014, which is half of the entire population of … Continue reading ?

Newsweek gets flak for #MuslimRage hashtag

3 years agoNews : Storyful

A cover story on Newsweek magazine about protests around the world in response to an anti-Islam film prompted a backlash on Twitter on September 17. The magazine ran a title page with the words ‘Muslim Rage’ emblazoned across it and set out to provoke an online conversation with the hashtag #MuslimRage. Show More Summary

Mexicans storm social media over missing blogger

3 years agoNews : Storyful

Mexican activists took to Twitter on Friday looking for information about a popular activist blogger who they claim disappeared earlier this month. According to his own blog, El 5anto, also known as Ruy Salgado, has not been seen since September 8. Show More Summary

Libyans raise their voices against Benghazi violence

3 years agoNews : Storyful

Libyans both on and offline have been raising their voices to condemn the violence in Benghazi on Tuesday that claimed the lives of four Americans, among them US Ambassador Chris Stevens. The video above is a single statement by a number of Libyans making clear their opposition to the attacks, created in memory of the late ambassador.

Online campaign looks to #shutdownthesun

3 years agoNews : Storyful

Irate Twitter users in Britain kicked off an online campaign to shut down the Sun newspaper for its reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that cost 96 lives. The campaign came after an independent report revealed a police cover-up that falsely blamed fans for the disaster. Show More Summary

Fifteen minutes of infamy: The film that sparked Muslim protests

3 years agoNews : Storyful

A video just under 14-minutes long that has been on YouTube since July 2 sparked protests outside US diplomatic missions in several Arabic countries this week. It claims to be the “trailer” from a movie called “The Real Life of Muhammad” or “Innocence of Muslims.” But it’s been available online for over two months. Why did protests only kick off on Tuesday?

Spaniards tell Merkel they won't pay with #MerkelWirBezahlenNicht

3 years agoNews : Storyful

Spaniards took to Twitter on Thursday to protest a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel as pressure mounted on Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept a sovereign bailout. But in the wake of deeply unpopular austerity measures,...Show More Summary

Powerful earthquake strikes Costa Rica

3 years agoNews : Storyful

When Costa Rica was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 5, this was one of the first videos we found, uploaded to the YouTube channel of La Nacion journalist Damián Arroyo, who is based in San Jose. The video includes swaying poles and wailing sirens. The quake rattled buildings and briefly caused a tsunami alert for the coastline.

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