Who’s who and what’s real on social media
Explore techniques to find witnesses, expert sources, user-generated content and story ideas across social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Learn a workflow to help you figure out whether images and content is real, third-hand or flat-out fake.
Steve Myers is a national enterprise editor for investigations at USA TODAY. Before joining USA TODAY, he was a 2019 Nieman fellow. As an editor at The Lens, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, he shaped editorial strategy and oversaw its investigative reporting. He was managing editor of Poynter Online, and before that, he spent 10 years reporting on environmental issues, criminal justice, clergy sex abuse, and hurricane preparation and response.
Molly Young reports on The Oregonian/OregonLive watchdog team, where she focuses on child welfare issues. She previously covered economic and business trends for the publication. She started at the paper in 2011. @mollykyoung
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