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Of all types of misinformation, video is among the hardest to fact-check, explains Daniel Funke over at Poynter.

It isn’t easily searchable like text and photos are, and there’s currently no way to see which videos are going viral on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. So, how do you go about verifying videos?

Check out this article with 10 tips, from thinking critically to using tools like Amnesty International’s YouTube Dataviewer or downloading the InVid browser extension.

Funke also advises journalists to use geolocation software to check whether footage has been shot where it claims to have been, and slowing the video down to see if frames have been doctored.

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