Training of verificatoin volunteers. Fall 2013.

Toolbox

Last updated: March 4, 2016

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

Location

People/Social Media Profile Searches

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

Languages

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

Date & Time

Feature photo: Christoph Koettl

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