Can you Fact Check Photos and images? Photos are powerful, in fact very powerful. More than we can think and imagine. A fake photo has much more power than a paragraph written and can critically impact the public. Fake photos can be damaging at a different level no one can imagine. It is really hard to check a fake photo as no one knows which is fake and which is not.
Reading a paragraph takes time and viewing a video also does but seeing a picture is a matter of seconds and can impact one critically. And it is hard to differentiate. Fake pictures can spread very aggressively because in this fast world all it needs it a click or touch to spread a photo to several people and groups.
So fact-checking a photo is extremely important in today’s life. Luckily image fact-checking is not hard to do, one can either google or google reverse image. You would be probably thinking what is the reverse image?
Then paste the link of the picture. Google will search that image on the internet and show you the result. You may find similar photos at two or three places and you can find the original picture that may be manipulated and edited to spread hate.
2) Or you may search on google image search and google will show you the result from the internet for the picture and then you can decide if that is fake or not.
3) You can also download the image you want to check and then go to google image search bar and there you can see the option of upload image and you can upload the image and check for the information you want to verify.
It is not a hassle work as it seems and will be a few clicks only google will do the work.
There are other platforms too if you don’t get the option of image search like RevEye Search. You can either visit website tineye.com and upload the images or photos using upload option or paste the image path to do the image search.
It also has extension which can installed by visiting the website tineye.com. It supports Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and edge. To use this extension, right click on the image, Click on “Search image on Tineye” link. It will provide you various search results.
There is more search engine which can help you doing image research like crop image for search. Some times searching an image may create problem and google may find other thing related in the picture so one need to crop the image and then upload the image on image search and you will have your particular information that you need.
There are other search engines too like time filter search, observe or study the image carefully, google translation extension etc. these all will help you get the information you need.
Fake pictures need more attention and alertness of a person because this is more damaging and impacting than videos or written article. A picture says a lot. Doing this will give you true information about one or thing or else. If you find a photo fake and hatred you can stop the photo from spreading by stopping everyone from forwarding it.
These fake news may destroy someone’s life or may the b reason for the death of an individual.
Precautions to take before sending Photos or Images
Never resend any image you feel suspicious.
Do not trust every forwarded picture you get on the internet.
Internet is fast and photos spread very aggressively so try to send pictures which are true and with the right information.
If you find a picture fake tell the sender to not send it to others and tell them to stop others from forwarding it.
There are many fact checker organizations who fact check pictures and fake news and are working nicely too but we all need to help them for our benefit. These fake pictures can cause serious damages like riots, fights, provoking one for doing wrong with himself and in the society too. And it we these fake images we can stop this bad thing from polluting our environment and society. We may live in a polluted society but we will never want our kids and children to live in a society full of fakeness and hatred.
So we all need to work together and stop these fake images which are cancer to our society from spreading. You may be wondering that is it possible to stop fake photos? Let me tell you. Yes its Possible.
We can stop these images from spreading. These fake images are always forwarded by someone to you, you will feel suspicious by just looking at the pictures because photos will be all about something hatred or misconception. So if you see a picture like this do a google search and try to find if the image if true or fake. It will take your 5-10 minutes only but can stop big damage from happening.
KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT SAFE & HEALTHY.