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There is no shortage of fake pictures and videos on social media depicting the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Thankfully, though, press organizations and fact-checkers are fighting back with tools to help you tell what’s real and what’s fake.

Summary

This article by Kate O'Flaherty, writing for Forbes Magazine, makes the following points:
  • Many of the pictures and videos of the Russia-Ukraine conflict posted on social media are from years ago, or in some cases from a different conflict altogether.
  • If the source of the footage is a trusted news agency, the images are likely to be real.
  • Learn how to reverse image search to check the authenticity (see full article to learn how).
  • Everyone has a responsibility to fact check and fight disinformation. Check all sources and never share anything on social media that you can’t prove is real.

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References

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Source: Forbes