Linked – Don’t Believe What You Read: Social Media Screenshots Are Easy to Fake

I know I’ve said it many times, but just because someone shares something on social media that looks like it’s true, doesn’t actually mean anything.

“All this means that you have to be very careful about what you see in articles or on social media. If someone is sharing an image of a Tweet rather than Retweeting it, or sharing a screenshot of a Facebook post, there is a non-zero chance it’s fake. Obviously there’s also a chance it’s true, but you need to be careful before putting too much stock in it.

The simplest way to confirm whether someone actually said something is to check their social media accounts. Just scan it or use the site’s search functionality. Here’s how to do it with Facebook and Twitter.”

Go read the article, and see just how easy it is to create an image that looks like a screen capture from Twitter.

Question everything.

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