Verifying Information in Challenging Environments for Citizen Monitors

Particularly with vocabulary, slang and accents it is important to cross-reference the language with the location to see if they correspond. This will allow you to verify the content of the information by checking to see if the language is representative of the place the information is coming from.

Language example

Test Your Knowledge

What do the two phrases above tell you about the content? Can you tell where the source is from based off of language used? Can you tell if the sources are professional reporters? Do they represent a certain ideology or group?