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Distributed Intelligence, Fact-Checking

NY Times: On Web, Error Is Uncovered Through Relentless Pursuit. Starting Tuesday afternoon and working through the night, a group of bloggers dissected a photo and a caption on the Web site of a Republican Congressional candidate in California, Howard Kaloogian, and declared it a fraud. Within hours, Mr. Kaloogian withdrew the picture, blamed an unnamed staff member for the blunder and apologized.

There are lots and lots of stories like this, and there will be more.

1 Comment on “Distributed Intelligence, Fact-Checking”

  1. #1 Andrew Lih
    on Mar 30th, 2006 at 7:49 pm

    FYI, the NY Times article got it wrong about who exposed the photo – it was DailyKOS and not Talking Points Memo. A better article from SF Gate, with more details.