Sam Mallikarjunan

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The Future of Verytas

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on Mar 24, 2016 9:55:21 AM

Below, you can read the expanded Verytas pitch from Indiegogo and learn more about our vision for the future of Verytas.

You: Ok, you got me to click. So what problem are you trying to solve and why should I care?

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Topics: Startups, Technology, News

Using Verytas to Get Help With Your Research

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 31, 2015 3:51:00 PM

One of the core missions of Verytas is to help writers spend more time writing and less time researching while creating content that's richer in detail and cited with supporting links valuable to their readers. Great content -- whether it's for inbound marketing, news reporting, or other media -- requires writers that know what questions to ask.

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Topics: Media Business, Journalism, Research, Content Marketing

Fact-Checking and Research by the Wizard of Oz

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 16, 2015 11:27:52 AM

In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her companions are confronted by a terrifying and magical apparition that appears to have supernatural powers.

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Topics: Startups

How We're Tackling The Problem of Misinformation Online

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I'm not going to spend much time selling you on the idea that there's a problem with how we consume information from the media. The switch has been flipped so that mass media distribution -- which was once centrally controlled by limited groups of people with printing presses or access to radio infrastructure -- is now accessible to anyone with a computer and an internet connection.

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Topics: Satire, Media Business, Startups, Journalism, Misinformation

How good are you at recognizing fake news? [Quiz]

Posted by Sam Mallikarjunan on May 6, 2015 9:47:50 AM

Here at Verytas, we're tackling the problems of misinformation and fact-checking online one at a time. One of the first challenges we're tackling is helping you recognize satire sites right in your Facebook and Twitter feeds. Click here to check out our version 1.0 Verytas app. Many of these sites walk a fine line between satire and intentional misinformation, with satire disclaimers hidden deep within their site (if they have them at all).

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Topics: Satire

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Verytas pulls from commonly used professional sources as well as human-generated citations or refutations and automagically overlays the information in real-time on your normal browsing experience.

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