ContextFeed aims to collect “journalism generated events”, adding a geo-located
“context feed” to provide context for measurement and legal data .
Adding context to measurement data. Data is agnostic, people are not.
The information flowing into the platform through the contextFeed sub-project cannot be verified by the Chokepoint Project Team. This will have to be done by journalistic partner organizations and the world at large. Journalism, being “History of the last ten minutes”, can never be completely free from being “Truth in the eye of the beholder” and being or becoming part of an inherently biased narrative.
Adding this data in the same timeline as “agnostic” measurements should supply context to the measurements and conversely provide the potential for “second source” verification.
- Vetted partner organisations will be supplied with a structured reporting tool for their on-the-ground reporters/staff/partners.
- The structuring of this tool will enforce “tag fields” like “incident type: missing person/blackout/journalist arrested”, “incident date : somedate”, “reporting date :some date”, “incident status : verified/unverified/rumor/eye-witness”, “location: somewhere”, “report content : some story”, “reporting source : some organizations name”.
- These structered data feeds will be collected and processed into a database inside the CPP platform.
- The processed data will be visualized in CPP´s Open Intelligence Weathermap and the sourceGrapher.
- The source data, intermediate data and all code will be made public.