How To Identify Fake News on Social Media

Everyone has their own opinion on social media. Distributes information. It is up to the user to determine whether the information is true or false.

Fake news or ‘fake news’ is a threat to social media users.

False news is information that is deliberately spread to satisfy a political or financial need. As a result, many spread false information for personal gain.

There are several ways to verify the content of a photo or video. The first step before applying these techniques is to look carefully at the photograph or video. Focusing on the small things in the picture helps us to understand the big picture.

For example, when you view a suspicious photo or video on social media: First, let us ask ourselves what the message is.

Then notice if the photo or video has been edited. It is important to pay close attention to the location of the image, the special symbols on the image, the direction of sunlight during the photo shoot, and the people or objects in the image.

Thus, those who spread these images need to be carefully examined to see if there are any possible interpretations of the images.

Here are some ways in which we can distinguish truth from falsehood.

1. Google Reverse Image (Google Reverse Image)

Google Rivers imagery displays images that are similar to the image you are using.

If you Google Google Image Search, it will take you to the Google Image page. It then asks you to enter the photo you want to verify from your computer or the Internet address.

Once you have done this, you will be able to find out if the image you have created is close to the image you have provided or if it has been used before.

If it is an animation, you can take a frame screen caption from the image and filter it in the same way.

2. TinEye

If you enter the image using the same steps as the TNI Google Rivers imagery, it will search for an image that is similar to the image you provided.

This technique has proven to be false in the past by many images taken outside Ethiopia.

3. Fotoforensics

Photoforensics is a free and easy-to-use website: By uploading photos or entering an Internet address, you can determine whether the image has been edited or not.

Using photographic techniques, a technique called Error Level Analysis, can detect if a photo has been modified by software.

Go to fotoforensics.com and upload an image: Underneath the uploaded image, a copy of that image appears on a black screen. .

If red or white spots appear in the black image in the photo: The red or white spot indicates that it is an edited part of the image.

4. Know where the photograph was taken

If a camera equipped with a smartphone is allowed to record the photograph, it can be traced back to where it was taken.

Unless the smartphone user is prevented from using the location service by going to the phone’s settings, you can know the address of the photos being taken.

After you have saved the photo to your computer, right click and click Properties. Once you have the details, click on the longitude and latitude addresses under GPS to find out where the photo was taken.

5. Watchframebyframe

An in-depth look at fake videos created by software can help you determine if they are fake.

There are up to 24 frames in a second video. Watchframebyframe.com can detect errors in intentional attempts to mislead people by downloading the video or viewing the video in detail.

These are just some of the cost-effective and cost-effective ways to identify fake photos and videos. Therefore, we can protect ourselves from false information by simply checking in our own way before we accept the images that are being distributed in any way.

The key to spreading false information is to make it clear to others. The information we present in this way may mislead us and mislead others, as well as cast doubt on our credibility.

Therefore, you can protect yourself and others by using the simple filtering methods mentioned before accepting and sharing suspicious and unconfirmed information.