For a real time archive of web rumors2016

As a research for my master graduation project (2015), I have been digging deeper into a topic which I was already quite interested in: common beliefs and especially online rumors. The end result from this year of research was Contextualised Information: a publishing project aiming to archive but also explain online rumors in a PDF following an automated process. For more technical information, you can browse here or directly on the messy Github repository. What I propose here is to go back a bit in time and to have a look at the core concept of this project. Here is the introduction which I wrote for the book. About This publication aims to make visible a part of the fake and unverified information circulating online. Its goal is to help internaute users to understand rumors’ spreading mechanisms and the fantasmatic ideas those fake information peddle and people believe in. This publication stands as an outsider in regard to the other rumors specialized websites, which already exist on the Web, because it takes in consideration 3 points of view that are not usually compared. It does not only focus on the falseness of the rumors and the role played by the medias conveying […]
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