Daily Quizzes to Train Your Verification Skills
You can read the original blogpost by Fiete Stegers, on which this article was based, here.
Where exactly was a photo on Twitter taken? When was a Facebook video recorded? Is that image fake, or authentic? These are just some of the common questions you can face when verifying social media content.
A few months ago, Julia Bayer (Deutsche Welle) started posting each Monday photo assignments on Twitter to train the verification skills of journalists — and anyone else interested. Since then, a number of journalists have joined to provide new challenges ever day to test and train your verification and geolocation skills. At an investigative journalism conference in Hamburg, she told me about her project, and I was happy to take the spot on Thursday.
- #MondayQuiz: Julia Bayer (Deutsche Welle)
- #TuesdayQuiz: Lars Wienand (Funke)
- #WednesdayQuiz: Tilman Wagner (Deutsche Welle)
- #ThursdayQuiz: Christiaan Triebert (Bellingcat)
- #FridayQuiz: Marco Bereth (ZDF), Philipp Dudek (FVW), Fiete Stegers (NDR)
The over 100 quizzes (and answers) are collected by Fiete Stegers (NDR) in a Twitter moment with some fascinating explanations how answer were found. Each quiz often results in spontaneous collaborations and shows that there more ways to skin a cat. Oh, and you may find our list of digital forensic tools useful while trying to crack the case.