Fact-checking visuals – an introduction

General intro

The online information landscape is increasingly polluted by the widespread sharing of countless unverified photos and videos that are produced with smartphones, edited with easy-to-use software and freely available smartphone apps, and used out of context.

Learning objectives

This course is an introduction to advanced fact-checking tools and techniques to find the source of online visuals and to evaluate their credibility.

Targeted skills

  • Develop critical thinking and the ability to analyze photos and videos shared on the web and in social networks.
  • Know and master the tools and techniques to quickly trace the origin of online visuals.