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These are some verification considerations. (in PDF form)  Also see Uchaguzi Verification Overview for a best practices. (Note this page content was transferred from the retired Ushahidi community site.)


One of the challenges of a crowdsourcing tool or indeed any platform that relies on citizen reporting is the issue of verification: How can you tell whether information received is reliable or not? The answer to the question is generally a moving target depending on the context in which Ushahidi is being used. There are no quick solutions to the challenge, but Ushahidi offers a few ways, for instance, to rank the veracity of a particular source of information, and to incentivise users to report accurate information.