How the New York Times Verifies Video

Was a video of a chemical attack really filmed in Syria? What time of day did an airstrike happen? Which military unit was involved in a shooting in Afghanistan? Is this dramatic image of glowing clouds really showing wildfires in California? These are some of the questions the video team at The New York Times has to answer when reviewing raw eyewitness videos, often posted to social media. Misinformation shared through digital social networks is a serious problem for modern-day newsrooms, with visual information in the digital age easy to manipulate and even easier to spread. What is required for conducting visual investigations based on social media content is a mix of traditional journalistic diligence and cutting-edge internet skills. Here's how the Times does it.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: October 19, 2018