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Verification basics

Course: Basics: Quick start to verifying online media

In this course, we’ll teach you the first steps of to verifying online media—including basic provenance, source, time and location checks. The course is designed as an introduction that anyone can use to quickly improve their digital literacy skills. It takes around one hour.

Course available in:

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Verification basics

Course: Advanced: Verification training for journalists

In this advanced course, we’ll teach you the steps involved in verifying the eyewitness media, fabricated websites, visual memes and manipulated videos that emerge on social media. For newsroom training managers, we hope that you can encourage your staff to take the course online, or you can take individual videos and tutorials and use during brown-bag lunches. The course is by Dr. Claire Wardle.

Course available in:

English Portugues do Brasil Français Bahasa Indonesia Italiano Español Latino Americano

Unit List

Unit 1: Getting started with verification

  1. Begin this unit
  2. Video iconograpy About Claire Wardle
  3. Google Slides iconograpy Learning objectives
  4. Document iconograpy Unit 1 outline
  5. Video iconograpy Welcome to the course
  6. Video iconograpy Why verification matters
  7. Video iconograpy How easy it is to get fooled
  8. Video iconograpy Case study: Pig saves goat
  9. Video iconograpy Case study: Eagle snatches baby
  10. Video iconograpy Case study: London riots photo
  11. Document iconograpy Debunking breaking news
  12. Video iconograpy Working as a professional
  13. Video iconograpy Verification FAQs
  14. Video iconograpy Toolkit walk-through
  15. Video iconograpy Browser extensions
  16. Video iconograpy First Draft checklists
  17. Reading List iconograpy Unit 1 reading list
  18. Document iconograpy Unit 1 toolbox

Unit 2: Verification as process

  1. Begin this unit
  2. Google Slides iconograpy Learning Objectives
  3. Document iconograpy Unit 2 outline
  4. Video iconograpy Intro to verification as process
  5. Video iconograpy Case study: Khan Sheikhoun
  6. Video iconograpy The challenge of dealing with scrapes
  7. Video iconograpy Metadata explained
  8. Video iconograpy Case study: Florida fireball
  9. Video iconograpy Intro to reverse image search
  10. Video iconograpy Google reverse image search
  11. Video iconograpy Using TinEye
  12. Video iconograpy How to find a post’s unique identification code
  13. Video iconograpy Photo manipulation

Unit 3: Investigating digital footprints

  1. Begin this unit
  2. Google Slides iconograpy Learning objectives
  3. Document iconograpy Unit 3 outline
  4. Video iconograpy How to investigate digital footprints
  5. Video iconograpy Assessing provenance
  6. Video iconograpy How to research digital footprints
  7. Video iconograpy Website registration
  8. Video iconograpy Case study: How tools come together
  9. Video iconograpy Case study: Finding Dylann Roof
  10. Document iconograpy Running verification tests
  11. Document iconograpy Examining the ‘who’
  12. Reading List iconograpy Unit 3 reading list
  13. Reading List iconograpy Unit 3 toolbox

Unit 4: Learning date and time stamps

  1. Begin this unit
  2. Google Slides iconograpy Learning objectives
  3. Document iconograpy Unit 4 Outline
  4. Video iconograpy Learning date and time stamps
  5. Video iconograpy Verifying dates
  6. Video iconograpy How to find upload time stamps
  7. Document iconograpy Infographic: Social media date stamps
  8. Articulate iconograpy Date and time stamps interactive
  9. Video iconograpy Using Wolfram Alpha
  10. Video iconograpy A quick introduction to shadow analysis
  11. Articulate iconograpy EXIF data interactive
  12. Document iconograpy Scavenger hunt
  13. Video iconograpy Piecing it all together
  14. Document iconograpy Examining the ‘when’
  15. Reading List iconograpy Unit 4 reading list
  16. Reading List iconograpy Unit 4 toolbox

Unit 5: Understanding geo-location

  1. Begin this unit
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