How to verify visuals using frames
By Olugbenga Adanikin
Misinformation can come in the form of texts, audio, or visuals.
These visuals could be an old video circulated as new or even doctored.
As such content verification skill is required for a fact-checker.
One of the ways to verify videos is through the WeVerify open-source content verification browser plugin.
To use this, visit website of WeVerify designed by InVID. In most cases, it displays as an extension.
Follow the instruction to add the application (software) as an extension to your internet browser (Google Chrome recommended).
Once this is added, launch the application and click on “Key frames”. This breaks the footage in to frames -snapshots.
These shots enable the user to deploy the reverse image tool.
The next step is to download the video footage and upload from the computer by clicking on the “Local File,” then click “Submit”.
On the contrary, if you choose not to download the video, simply copy the video’s URL, paste in the “Insert Video URL” space, then click the “Submit” button.
The next page displays video key frames of the fragmented footage. At this stage, users can select each of the frames and conduct google reverse image search.
To deploy multiple images, simply right click on the image of your choice, select reverse image search in the drop-down menu, then click all search engines.
Browse through the search results and trace the video.
From the search results, users could determine and trace the date such video was uploaded on YouTube, websites or other video channels.
Hope you found this useful? Kindly drop a comment if you do or if you need further clarification.