Posts by Category: Information Quality Resources

Lead Stories – Innovative Fact Checking and Debunking Website

November 02, 2019

Lead Stories – Innovative Fact Checking and Debunking Website
https://leadstories.com/

Lead Stories is an innovative fact checking and debunking website at the intersection of big data and journalism that launched in 2015. Their editorial team used the technology provided by Trendolizer™ (patent pending) to quickly find the most trending content on the internet to write about but their mantra has always been “Just Because It’s Trending Doesn’t Mean It’s True.” Originally started as a site about what was currently trending on the internet in general (and in some cases if it was actually true) they gradually shifted into full time fact checking and debunking mode ever since the primaries of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Nowadays they specifically hunt for trending stories from known fake news, satire or prank websites in order to debunk them as quickly as possible. Often they are one or two days ahead of other fact checking websites because they actively monitor the fake news ecosystem and they don’t have to wait for reader tips or reports before getting started on a story. Since February 2019 they are actively part of Facebook’s partnership with third party fact checkers. Under the terms of this partnership they get access to listings of content that has been flagged as potentially false by Facebook’s systems or its users and they can decide independently if they want to fact check it or not. In addition to this we can enter our fact checks into a tool provided by Facebook and Facebook then uses their data to help slow down the spread of false information on its platform. Facebook pays them to perform this service for them but they have no say or influence over what they fact check or what their conclusions are, nor do they want to. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Truth or Fiction – Seeking Truth and Exposing Fiction Since 1999

November 01, 2019

Truth or Fiction – Seeking Truth and Exposing Fiction Since 1999
https://www.truthorfiction.com/

TruthOrFiction.com is a non-partisan website where Internet users can quickly and easily get information about eRumors, fake news, disinformation, warnings, offers, requests for help, myths, hoaxes, virus warnings, and humorous or inspirational stories that are circulated by email. TruthOrFiction.com is designed to be of value to the ordinary user of the Internet who wants to make sure that a email, post or story contains information, not misinformation. Our focus tends to be on stories that are the most widely-circulated via social media. Every story on TruthOrFiction.com has either been personally researched by the TruthOrFiction.com staff or, in some cases, is known to be a classic rumor or urban legend that has stood the test of time. As much as possible, the sources of our information are included in the stories. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™.

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FactCheck.org – Holding Politicians Accountable

October 31, 2019

FactCheck.org – Holding Politicians Accountable
https://www.factcheck.org/

At FactCheck.org, they follow a process when they select, research, write, edit and, if necessary, correct our articles. Our topics vary slightly depending on the election cycle. In all years, we closely monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by the president and top administration officials, as well as congressional and party leaders. However, we primarily focus on presidential candidates in presidential election years, and on the top Senate races in midterm elections. In off-election years, our primary focus is on the action in Congress. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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How To Spot Disinformation

October 14, 2019

How To Spot Disinformation
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/chat-bot-canada-federal-election-disinformation-1.5270765

CBC’s chat bot helps you spot ‘fake news’ — and avoid spreading it. Chat Bot is a Facebook Messenger tool meant to help you tackle disinformation. Chat Bot is a tool for Facebook Messenger that guides you through five weeks of learning about misinformation and disinformation, from deep fakes to suspicious articles. This will be added to Information Quality Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Thursday September 5, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Information Quality Resources 2019

September 05, 2019

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Thursday September 5, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Information Quality Resources 2019
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my white paper freely available titled Information Quality Resources 2019. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering information quality including search engines resources, tools, sources, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering competent INFORMATION QUALITY!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N9 September 2019 featuring Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2020 as well as my freely available September 2019 Zillman Columns highlighting Green Files 2019 – 2020. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDT on Thursday, September 5, 2019 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

August 06, 2019

Updated> Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources
http://www.ScholarSearchEngines.com/

Internet Annotated Link Dataset Compilation titled “Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources” is now a 79 page research paper listing selected resources both new and existing that will help anyone who is attempting to find academic and scholarly information and knowledge available on the Internet. Each source is described along with the URL address than can be accessed. It is freely available as a .pdf file (909KB) at the above link from the Virtual Private Library™ and authored by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. [Completely Updated with all links validated and new URLs added: August 1, 2019]. Other white papers are available by clicking here.

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

© 2019 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Virtual Private Library’s Freely Available White Papers

July 17, 2019

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Virtual Private Library’s Freely Available White Papers
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my recently updated white papers freely available titled Virtual Private Library White Papers 2019. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering the white papers from the Virtual Private Libraries including search engines resources, tools, sources, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering the VPL’S WHITE PAPERS!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N7 July 2019 featuring 2019 Guide To Searching the Internet as well as my freely available July 2019 Zillman Columns highlighting Genealogy Resources 2019. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Web Data Extractors 2019

June 12, 2019

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT – Web Data Extractors 2019
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my just updated 22 page white paper Current Awareness Tools 2019. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources for web data extractors including world wide web resources, sources, tools, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering WEB DATA EXTRACTORS!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N6 June 2019 featuring 2 Reports: 1) Information Quality Resources 2019 and 2) Information Overload Resources 2019 as well as my freely available June 2019 Zillman Columns highlighting 2019 Directory of Directories. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EDT on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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Polygraph.info

June 04, 2019

Polygraph.info
https://www.polygraph.info/

Polygraph.info is a fact-checking website produced by Voice of America (VOA)​ and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The website serves as a resource for verifying the increasing volume of disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally. A similar website in the Russian language can be found at factograph.info. VOA and RFE/RL journalists research and analyze quotes, stories, and reports distributed by government officials, government-sponsored media and other high-profile individuals. The reporters separate fact from fiction, add context, and debunk lies. Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are multi-media, non-partisan, international broadcasters providing accurate news and information, particularly for audiences with limited press freedoms. VOA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., broadcasts in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 238 million people around the world. RFE/RL serves as a surrogate media source in 26 languages, reaching more than 23.6 million people each week. This will be added to Information Quality Resources 2019 Subject Tracer&Trade; This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N6 June 2019

May 23, 2019

Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N6 June 2019
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V17N6.pdf
Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The June 2019 V17N6 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 35 pages .pdf document (964KB) from the above URL. This month’s feature covers the following reports: 1) Information Quality Resources 2019 and 2) Manage Information Overload Resources 2019. Both are very comprehensive listings of information quality and information overload including search engines, directories, subject guides, tracers and index resources and sites available on the Internet and available for the 2019 year. The below URLs are taken partially from my Information Quality Resources 2019 and Manage Information Overload 2019 and are constantly updated with my Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URLs: http://www.InformationQualityResources.info/ and http://www.ManageInformationOverload.info/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available through the Internet to find the latest information quality and information overload research, resources, sources, tools and sites. As these sites are constantly updated it would be to your benefit to bookmark and return to the above URL frequently. The true way to search the Internet and social media for these resources, sources and tools is to use the listed tools and resources and include the deep web. These resources will be your pathfinder to all the important and ever changing information quality and information overload tools for navigating the Internet!! The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness resources, sources and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of really neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Exploring and Analyzing the Dark Web: A New Alchemy by Mohd Faizan, Raees Ahmad Khan.

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