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Digital Fact-Checking: If Your Mother Tweets She Loves You Check It Out

Verification Handbook

How to Verify Information from Tweets by Steve Buttry

First Draft: Best practice advice and guidance for handling eyewitness media

GENERAL

Google Advanced Search

Wolfram Alpha Searches web for authoritative answers to factual questions, historical weather data, much more

SOCIAL MEDIA SEARCHES

Picodash Instagram

#FirstTweet Find anyone’s first Tweet

Followerwonk Analyze Twitter followers

Klout Analyze influence

Trendsmap Mapping by words, hashtags, users

Tweetdeck

Twicsy Twitpix

Twitter Advanced Search

SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING

AIDR platform Disaster-based

Ban.jo Location-based

Geofeedia Location-based

Ushahidi Crowd-sourcing software

Verily platform Disaster-based

IMAGES

TinEye Web image searcher

Google Image Search (b&w works best)

Findexif.com

Foto Forensics

Freeocr Reads, translates text in images

Gramfeed Instagram search

Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer

JPEGSnoop

SunCalc Date/time shadow calcs

MAPS & LOCATION IMAGES

Flikr

free-ocr.com

Google Maps

Google Translate

Instantstreetview

NASA Earth Observatory

Panoramio

Picasa

Wikimapia

PEOPLE BACKGROUNDING

Facebook

GeoSocial Footprint Check your social media footprint

Flickr Geo-located photos

Identify Combined web identity (Firefox)

#FirstTweet Find anyone’s first Tweet

Full Contact Info from Web on people who email you (Gmail)

Linkedin

Numberway Phone #s

Person Finder Finding family/friends in a disaster

PIpl

Rapportive LinkedIn info on people who email you(Gmail)

SearchSystems.net Public records links

Spokeo People locators by name, address, phone

WebMii Profile search engine

WHOIS Website ownership

TRUTH-SQUADDING

Bellingcat

Snopes.com

Storyful

CASE STUDIES

Finding Dylann Roof by Storyful

How Storyful verified crowd-sourced video of the Boston Bombing in real time by AJR

How to Debunk a Geopolitcal Rumor with Your Twitter Followers by Andy Carvin