Hoaxes and old imagery are now part of the digital debris around big news events, so journalists need to know how to sort the real from the fake quickly.
First Draft managing editor Alastair Reid highlighted some of the tools and techniques journalists can use to verify pictures and videos at the recent First Draft Live training day at AJ+ in San Francisco, and download the First Draft visual verification guide here.
Watch his talk from #FDLive3 and find links to the other presentations from the series below.
Other videos from #FDLive3 at AJ+
- P Kim Bui explains how Reportedly develop sources on social media
- Fergus Bell details some of the risks and responsibilities journalists have working with eyewitnesses on social media, and how to protect them
- Tom Trewinnard shows how journalists can collaborate with their community around verifying hoaxes and newsworthy information, and how best to communicate when a hoax is debunked
Videos from #FDLive at The New York Times:
Joe Galvin explains how Storyful set up their newsroom to find breaking news on social media
- Claire Wardle gives a run down of verification as a process, with tools and tips to help
- Craig Silverman discusses fake news: Sources, types and solutions
Videos from #FDLive at the Guardian:
- Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins discusses advanced geolocation in Syria
- Storyful’s Eliza Mackintosh details verification in the context of terror attacks
- Reportedly’s Malachy Browne shows how he used verification techniques to get an exclusive story of bombs shipped to Yemen