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I am a University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds in the School of Media and Communication where I study and teach about power, representation, governance and politics online.
Verification of crowd-sourced information: is this ‘crowd wisdom’ or machine wisdom?

Verification of crowd-sourced information: is this ‘crowd wisdom’ or machine wisdom?

Automated verification practices are becoming an important feature of crowdsourced content environments as a way of coping with the deluge of data. Heather Ford (OII) explains that while these processes can scale up contributions, it is important to understand how they can also be used to restrict the content to that deemed ‘important’ or ‘trustworthy’ enough by organisations — in a process that may be invisible to those contributing or making use of the information.