Twitter was both a useful and detrimental tool during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. While the service helped people find out information faster than any other medium, there was also a bevy of content shared in tweets that was flat out wrong and misinformed. A team of researchers from the University of Washington wants to develop a tool that may not necessarily tell us when tweets are bogus, but rather flag specific tweets in real time that are being questioned as untrue.
Soper, T. March 18, 2014. “Researchers look to flag false rumors on Twitter during breaking news events.” GeekWire.