How to spot a deep fake, fake photos and misinformation
Detecting deep fake videos and fake photos and recognising disinformation about huge event turnouts, are the contents of three videos that the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) has produced to serve as online media literacy resources.
Every piece of information is important to the audience to construct their own viewpoint and take their next steps. However, we live in an era when artificial intelligence is used to create convincing photos, audio and video hoaxes, and the media is often a tool to manipulate the audience. False information, photos and videos aim to sell, convince, confuse, but above all, to deceive. They are used to impose an opinion on the public, take sides or cause fear and panic.
ICS’s media literacy video resources explain how to think critically and provide you with tips and tools for finding the easiest way to check information, photos and videos before publishing or sharing them with others.
The videos are intended to be freely used and shown for various educational purposes. Take a look at them and whenever you notice something suspicious in the media, pause and analyse, so as to find out who is being manipulative and why.
The online media literacy resources were developed by ICS and IREX, as part of the USAID Media Literacy Project “YouThink”.