News Corp subsidiary’s news verification plugin also used to monitor users’ social media browsing

Software developed by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to help journalists verify content on social media is also being used to monitor the videos and images viewed by reporters who use the tool.

The technology was built by Storyful, an agency that finds, verifies and licenses newsworthy or viral social media content on behalf of media organisations, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and ABC News in the US, and News Corp’s own publications and the public broadcaster the ABC in Australia.

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