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Last updated: June 17, 2017

The following resources do not represent a comprehensive list. Rather, it is a selection of largely free online tools that we found the most useful in our day to day verification work. These are also the tools used in our step-by-step guide to assess citizen video.

Privacy, Protection and Professional Standards

Reverse Image Search

Data Viewers


People/Social Media Profile Searches

Advanced Online Search

Location based social media search

Video Analysis
Useful for simple manipulations and enhancements, such as adjusting brightness/contrast, slow motion or negative.

  • Tracker – Video Analysis and Modeling Tool
  • VLC Media Player

Archiving Video


  • Google Translate – If using Chrome as browser, just use integrated functionality through context menu

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