How do you know if the news you're reading is true? Is there a way to verify that information? With the use of social media becoming an instant source of news it's more difficult to fact check.
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.
You can read more about why Josh created Verification Junkie here.