Video Verification: Battling New Beasts in News

In a digital media world journalists face unprecedented challenges when it comes to reporting news. Social platforms allow anyone to share or livestream footage from the middle of breaking events, often reaching huge audiences who have to make sense of the chaos themselves. The rise of doctored videos such as deepfakes, alongside the need to validate video from fast-changing conflict zones, now means newsrooms rely on digital verification techniques more than ever. How can reporters and editors navigate this shifting frontier, rooting out video fakery from story-breaking but unverified source material? What weapons can the news industry use to cut through the noise, serve the public interest and prevent the further erosion of trust in the media?

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Tom Van de Weghe

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