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Metadata: Invisible information about a photo

Let’s begin with a small question – where exactly was this photo taken? One of the most common ways to identify the location of a photograph is to search via Google or TinEye. As long as we have the name of the object, we are able to name the location. Such methods are not always sufficient, and so there are other ways as well. For example, exploring information that isn’t

Five New Programs to Verify the Authenticity of Information on the Internet

Here are five new programs and applications that can help users to check the authenticity of information content on the internet. Trooclick The Trooclick plug-in for Chrome and Firefox scans texts and sends alerts if some facts are inconsistent with the information of other mass media or official statistics. Alerts are: “Inconsistency with mass media,” “Inconsistency with official documents,” and “Violation of journalism ethics.” Users can also vote on an

13 online tools that help to verify the authenticity of a photo

The web-site Mediasapiens.ua tells about several online tools, using which you can verify the authenticity of photos, extract as much data from them as possible, and to find more information about a person. Findexif.com – a free tool where you could upload a photo or provide a reference to it and Findexif will identify EXIF-data (when and with what device a photo was made, image characteristics, sometimes a place, where a

How to verify information from Internet. Several useful recommendations

Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Piddubny demonstrated step by step how to verify quickly the authenticity of information with the help of available instruments. Case №1 July 14 the famous Ukrainian blogger Denys Kazanskyi published photos on his Facebook page. He stated in a caption that a “tank” (it actually was a self-propelled (SP) gun but in this context it does not matter) overturned while going to the Ukrainian border. At the

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