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Evaluating Sources

A guide to basic evaluation skills for sources.

Fact-Checking Images

Check whether an image has been used before on the internet and where by doing a reverse image search. 

  • Is that image from a suspicious news source one that was stolen from elsewhere on the web and changed?
  • Was the image from a past or different event altogether?

You can even use a reverse image search for a profile photo to see if it might be a fake account.  Note: just because you don't find a match doesn't mean the image isn't on the web.  (No search tool is perfect or definitive.)