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Pheme partners talk social media rumours in podcast

Journalism partner SWI recently sat down with some of the researchers involved in the project to ask a simple question: what is Pheme and how will it work?

Ok, that’s two questions, with distinct answers that reflect the potential impact of Pheme in its two use cases: digital journalism and health care. Anna Kolliakou at King’s College London explains how Pheme could help prepare clinicians for problems that patients might raise at a future consultation. And University of Warwick researcher Arkaitz Zubiaga and’s Geraldine Wong Sak Hoi reveal some of the more interesting things they learned as they collected and analysed social media rumours during breaking news events.

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