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Real News vs. Fake News

How to tell real news from fake.

How to Spot a Fake Twitter Post

Check the account history of the source. Two red flags are: the number of posts and how long the account has been active. If it claims to be a well know source(like CNN or CBS) and only has a few posts in its history that is a clue. If it's a well know source and the account has only been active a short time that is another red flag.

Images of an event are often reused to deceive people. You can check if an image has been used before on a reverse image search service like TinEye.

Which of the following accounts is fake? How can you tell?

Eli Pariser: Beware of Online Filter Bubbles

Fake Videos or Deep Fakes

Deep fakes: People are often fooled by a video that was doctored or faked.

Some tips to help you tell if a video is fake:

The Physics of Fake Videos

Citizen Evidence Lab

More on Deep Fakes: