Fake Image Awareness

Due to rise in Social media sharing and general awareness of sharing tools recently a big issue in our region is sharing of fake or false news. Often times to support the news images are used which sometimes are just unrelated or out of context images from an earlier entry on the internet. An easy way to confirm any source of picture is to ‘reverse image search’. There are several websites that do this like for example:

https://www.tineye.com/


But a simpler way to do it is to just visit the popularly used Google Images and click on the camera icon to upload an image to cross check the internet with.

http://image.google.com




This method is just a tool to help you verify a source of an image, this does not mean that it makes a news real. Always be aware of what you are dealing with and what you are sharing, anyone can be a part of a greater issue at hand.



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