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REBOOTING JOURNALISM
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Florin Badita

Corruption Kills
Founder
San Francisco Bay Area
I`m searching for a grant, a fellowship or even a job so that I can work on some of this initiatives that I have,
and that I consider that are useful tools for journalists from all around the world.

Some of the projects that I did until now are :

Scrapping Facebook, identifying fake viral news, before they go viral
Explanation of how the system works
https://hackernoon.com/detecting-fake-viral-stories-before-they-become-viral-using-fb-api-f67a18cd4f0a
Example of one fake news that was detected
https://hackernoon.com/the-outbreak-detecting-fake-viral-news-automatically-3acded3a97cb

Extracting timeline data about any topic on Facebook.
Example : analyzing Protest trends in Romania from 2012 to 2017, using facebook data
https://www.slideshare.net/baditaflorin/point-conference-2017-romanian-protests-florin-badita

This can be also applied to fb comments, identifying trolls, etc
#GIJC17 Presenting ACTFOIA — a new tool for journalist, civic activists that are fighting corruption.
How to use Freedom of information law (FOI law) as a anti-corruption tool in any country.
https://medium.com/@baditaflorin/gijc17-presenting-actfoia-a-new-tool-for-journalist-civic-activists-that-are-fighting-b889c42fed26

Another project that I did in the was scraping the whole medium.com website
https://medium.com/@baditaflorin/inside-the-top-1000-tags-on-medium-com-part-1-a1ff96356639
And after that I started doing articles about different categories and tags
https://becominghuman.ai/top-100-medium-com-c2695ab3270c?source=user_profile---------11----------------