Reuters News Tracer is a custom tool that monitors Twitter for breaking news events in real-time, collecting verifiable information and metadata while filtering out opinions and spam. If a tweet scores high enough using to meet Reuters’ verification criteria, it will be considered for reporters to use in their own reporting of breaking news events. However, scores will change over time as reporting unfolds. The system “essentially reverse-engineered the process of spotting and verifying unconfirmed reports, combining the skills of reporters with the speed of an algorithm.”Read more
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