One month before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump was released in which he was heard lewdly talking about women. The then-candidate and his campaign apologized and dismissed the remarks as harmless.At the time, the authenticity of the recording was never questioned. Just two years later, the public finds itself in a dramatically different landscape in terms of believing what it sees and hears.
1. Check if the Image Has Already Been Debunked
2. Check the Metadata
3. Recognize What Can and Can't Be Faked
4. Beware of Sharks
5. Help Fight Misinformation
Written by Hany Farid for The Conversation March 8, 2019
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