Workshop: Self-correcting mechanisms of Twitter

One of the six workshops that are part of our CIP Conference 2015 on 3 July 2015 in the University of Amsterdam.

On January 29th 2015, a man wielding a fake gun has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled. That evening, approximately 60.000 tweets have been posted online about the situation. In the workshop, we’ll discuss the rumours which were posted online and the way in which the general public debunked the rumours.

Wouter Jong
Wouter Jong


Wouter Jong is crisis manager for the Dutch Association of Mayors (The Netherlands)

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