Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks


Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. This week provided another good example of how overlooked it is.

In the case of the tweet of the trashed KFC, a quick check via Google reverse image search or TinEye showed that the photo was taken in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2012.