UGC Verification and Moderation – Social Media content without worrying about its reliability

User-generated content offers many opportunities for journalists to report on events without having to be on-site, but there are also risks involved. These start-ups offer potential solutions.

by WAN-IFRA Staff | November 30, 2017

With the rise of user generated content over the past years also comes the difficulty of verifying this content created by actors outside one’s own news organisation. Access to increasingly sophisticated editing and content management tools have made it easier to present unrealistic information and images as facts.

This issue has recently become even more pressing in the form of ‘fake news’. News organisations have to carefully verify third-party content before publishing it and this requires both time and specific skills.

We’ve selected a number of startups that propose verification and moderation solutions for user-generated content.



A knowledge verification platform to detect emerging stories and assess the reliability of newsworthy video files and content spread via social media, bringing tools to journalists to verify images, videos and debunk fake news.

#factchecking #disinformation #fakenews #socialmedia



Location-based social media listening technology for the modern newsroom.

#location #ugc #breakingnews #fakenews



Our tools, your rules! Utopia AI Moderator is an automated moderation solution: unique technology, for professionals.

#moderation #discussions #marketplaces #user-generated-content #toxicity #AI





Wafana analyses trends amongst a specific media brand’s social media fans

and checks the results for fake news.

#verification #factchecking



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