Quartz will use crowds and machines for ‘open investigations’

‘This is an open investigation, and we need your help monitoring the campaigns, companies, governments, and other actors involved’

Kevin Delaney, Quartz EIC

Quartz will gather tips and examples from the public for a new investigative series and use machine learning to sort through the ‘troves’ of information.

  • The investigations will be done one at a time, each focused by theme. The first topic is online political influence.
  • Machine learning will be used to help ‘uncover leads and insights nearly impossible to find’ otherwise.
  • Public involvement is by an online sign-up and a tool to automatically upload suspicious political ads on Facebook.

Four staffers will be in the investigations team, led by Quartz AI studio veteran John Keefe. The initiative was announced by Editor in chief Kevin Delaney in a post.


Quartz will use audience and AI to investigate online political influence
QUARTZ | September 10, 2019 | by Kevin J. Delaney

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