Misinformation/Fake News: Detection Package

The world around us is constantly manipulated and distorted. In the meantime tools have been developed which enable you can to check whether the things that you see have been manipulated or not. The fake news detection package contains:

  • 6 tips with useful links
  • the sources from our research
  • A fake news game!

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Techniques to detect Fake News

Foto manipulatie

Picture Manupilation

Ever heard about Google Reverse Search? With this tool, it is possible to detect whether you see the original picture or not.


Video Manipulation

Not only pictures are often edited, but also videos! YouTube DataViewer is a tool for checking whether you are viewing the original video or not.

Influencer Marketing

Voice Manipulation

Not only the images you see are often changed, but also what is being said through Voice Changer.


Have you been pwned?

Do you remember the moment that Adobe indicated that millions of usernames and passwords of customers were stolen? From that moment onwards the Haveibeenpowned website was set up. On this platform, you can check whether your username and password has ever been stolen or not.

But what if you have been pwned? There is one solution: change your passwords right away! Problems coming up with a strong password? Try the tool LastPass to generate strong passwords and to save them safely online. Lastpass also keeps track of whether you are pwned or not.

Privacy settings Social channels

To ensure that your account data does not end up on the street, you can adjust everything you need in your social channel settings. Read below some useful tips & tricks per channel.

Facebook privacy settings

At Facebook, you can choose that your messages are only shared with your friends. By default, the privacy settings of Facebook are public. If you decide to adjust these, you naturally do not want all your old messages to remain public.

Instagram privacy settings

When you use the Social Media platform Instagram, your profile is public by default. This means that anyone looking for your profile can see your photos and videos. You don’t want this? Then choose a private account. Everyone who wants to see your messages, followers or follow list must first send a follow request.

As you may know, Instagram and Facebook are linked together. Now you may not want to share the photos that you share on Facebook on Instagram. If you do not want this, you can unlink your linked account.

LinkedIn privacy settings

We search for information on the internet every day. This search behaviour is used to offer you relevant advertisements. For LinkedIn, the standard setting applies that LinkedIn may use your search behaviour to offer you relevant (er) content (advertisements and vacancies). If you do not want this, you expect that the number of ads in your feed may also be lower. But this is not the case.

Twitter privacy settings

On Twitter, you can choose whether your tweets are public or protected. Protected sounds a lot safer, but it also brings the necessary limitations. When you share protected tweets, your responses to Tweets from twitterers who do not have access to your account are not visible to Twitterers. This can ensure that when you answer a question to a marketing specialist with whom you have no connection, this potential new customer cannot read this answer.

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