Verifying Information in Challenging Environments for Citizen Monitors

  • Crowdsourcing is the collecting of information, ideas or content from a large group of people, particularly from an online community.
  • You do not need to invest a lot of money to engage in crowdsourcing; SMS or the Internet are great resources to use.
  • Crowdsourcing gives you access to a higher quantity and variety of information.
  • You need be a cautious when crowdsourcing because sometimes information is from a source you do not know; therefore, you need to test the validity of the information.
  • Collecting and presenting factual information is critical to the success of any advocacy initiative.
  • False information can harm your credibility and your message.