How to Verify Fake Photos, Images or News Report on Facebook and Twitter

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We lives in a new generation where information is overloaded and oversupply. Couple with the need for speed, demand can never catch up with supply of new information, thus some irresponsible people will try to bridge the gap between demand and supply by speculating.

Recommended Reading: TinEye Alternative – Search Similiar Photos with Google Images

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MSNBC has covered the missing MH370 flight these past two weeks, but they haven’t been defined by that coverage nearly as much as CNN has, and Thursday night, Chris Hayes tore into both CNN and Fox News for promoting “completely baseless speculation” that ends up scaring the crap out of viewers for no reason whatsoever. Hayes started things off with the wince-inducing clip of CNN’s Don Lemon speculating on the possibility of a black hole to explain how cable news is getting more and more “creative” to fuel viewer demand for missing plane coverage with the short supply of news they have to work with. And most of the speculation is “relatively harmless,” as Hayes put it, but then he started going after the “paranoid” theories peddled on cable news that the plane is being made into a terror device and could possibly be targeting Israel. Hayes sent a message to CNN and Fox News that they need to stop scaring viewers in the need to fill airtime.

Before sharing anything, it is always important to verify the news and fotos you found on Facebook, Twitter and more.

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Method 1 – Google Reverse Image Search ‘Search by Image’

Now you can explore the web in an entirely new way by beginning your Google search with an image. Learn more about images on the web and your own photos. Watch the video to learn how to perform this simple task on Google. Share this new found information with your friends on Facebook

Google Search by Image feature is not the only reverse image search provider in the market, there are a few alternatives. They are:

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Method 2 – Digital Image Forensics for Photoshopped Photos

Image forensics is about detecting if an image has been manipulated or tampered with. Basically what it does is it checks the metadata, the noise level and more. Noise level increase as an image gets photoshopped again and again. Without further ado, here are top 3 free image forensic services.

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Method 3 – Verify the Author

There are other methods, from using Google Maps to Wikipedia. You can even check the owner of the domain name with all the free ‘Whois’ services. Another method is to use Google Advanced Search.


13 comments on “How to Verify Fake Photos, Images or News Report on Facebook and Twitter

  1. Gordon Laing
    Gordon Laing April 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image

    • Wales
      Wales April 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      TinEye Reverse Image Search!!!

    • Fay
      Fay April 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      Simplest Way To Find The Original / Altered Version Of An Image

  2. Vibin Reddy
    Vibin Reddy April 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Google’s new addition to its image search is “similar image search” through which you can find similar or duplicate images.

    • eby
      eby April 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      Search for images, graphics, photographs, clip-art, drawings, etc.

  3. Scott
    Scott April 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Will Google’s Similar Images search change the way we look for photo

    • Will Shanklin
      Will Shanklin April 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      Image Identification Technology – Find Actual Source of Any Image

  4. microsoft
    microsoft April 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Image based similarity search engines like google images

    • Vibin Reddy
      Vibin Reddy April 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      how to Find Similar Matching Images?????

  5. Tutorial
    Tutorial April 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    thanks, this is a great tool to find out who stole or use my copyrighted photos without my permission.

  6. Wikipedia
    Wikipedia April 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Who Stole My Pictures is an extension for Firefox Helps You Track Down and Search For Copied Photos online for photographers!

  7. Blacke
    Blacke August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    gazopa.com has shut down biz. Last checked 13 Aug 2013. How about some update on the latest similar image search engine, huh?

    • Geckoandfly
      Geckoandfly August 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the info. I guess we are left with Google Reverse Image Search and TinEye. I don’t think there are others, even if there are, it won’t be as powerful as Google.

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