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Often it is bloggers themselves that uncover online hoaxes that the mainstream press falls for. Dan Gillmor highlights the case of bloggers investigative the existence of Kaycee Nicole, a blogger who wrote about dying from leukemia. After investigating court records and sharing findings they eventually revealed that Kaycee did not exist (Gillmor, 2004).






Public Insight Journalism


Other examples include Wikipedia, Canadian user-generated social news website NowPublic and AssignmentZero.



Unbossed.com undertook its own investigations into toll roads, including the finding that "Local governments in Colorado have agreed to deliberately impede traffic on existing highways near a toll road in order to protect the toll roads' investors." (Rosen, 2007b)

February 2006. EPluribusMedia investigates the politics of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. In a three-part series pulling together a lot of scattered information, the citizen journalism site details the impact of politics on the funding, diagnosis and treatment of Iraq war veterans suffering from PTSD (Rosen, 2007b. 

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