Make your own lasso of truth!

Notes from a talk delivered at CSICon, Oct. 29, 2016

Tools, how-tos and further info

Lists of fake news sites

Fact-checking sites

Photos

Reverse image search tools:

Exif viewers can help you figure out info such as when the photo was taken, with what camera, if Photoshopped, etc. Exif viewers:Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer, FindExif.com (but won’t work on most images from social media)

Video

YouTube Data Viewer
Frame by Frame

Social media

How-to on verifying social media accounts (short video)
Another how-to

People

WhoIs – https://whois.icann.org/ (This one’s the real deal – other things that call themselves “WhoIs” aren’t)
5 Telltale Signs of an Online Hoax

Spread the word – without fanning the flames
Debunking Handbook by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky
More great advice in Misinformation & Fact-Checking: Research Findings from Social Science,  by Brendan Nyhan & Jason Reifler
Slap “false” stickers on your debunks with MemeBuster
How-to on no-follow links
More on visual presentation

Additional useful info:
Verification Handbook
Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook

Credits: Source material for Tamar’s talk

Background picture credit: http://haniemohd.deviantart.com/

INTRO:

  1. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

Fake ABC site
Obama landfill story

  1. PHOTOS

Photographer Captures Dolphin Caught in Hurricane Winds
Hurricane Frances Smothers Florida

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA

Marked-up Twitter profile: by Jane Elizabeth

  1. PEOPLE

Googling example – “Jude Finisterra of Dow Chemical” – from Craig Silverman, 5 Telltale Signs of an Online Hoax

  1. SPREAD THE WORD

Myth & fact graphics, and all-around great advice: The Debunking Handbook, by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky

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