Investigating the Internet: How to Sniff Out Scams
- Investigating the Internet: How to Sniff Out Scams
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- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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The internet can be filled with fake news, dubious claims and phony sources just as much as it can offer useful, valuable information. Get the knowledge and know-how to figure out which is which in this one-hour webinar.
Craig Silverman will give an overview of the useful tools and techniques he uses to sniff out fake news hustlers and online scammers, and to investigate websites, people and social accounts online. Using tools and approaches that anyone can learn — regardless of technical expertise — you will get what you need to make the most of the vast array of publicly-available information online.
The tools showcased are either completely free or provide a free version, and they are essential for any reporter, editor or researcher working today.
What Will I Learn:
- How to track back the owner of a website and examine its social footprint
- How to investigate images and videos to determine their origin and authenticity
- How to search Facebook and Twitter like a pro
- How to find people online, and how to connect them to websites, companies and other entities
- How to use a wide range of free tools to find information faster
Who Should Take this Course:
This webinar for all journalists working across different beats, as well as for researchers and others who need to track content and people on the internet. It provides a set of tools and techniques that can be applied to any beat or story, and does not require technical expertise or expensive subscriptions.
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