Everything is multimedia these days! We should not underestimate the role of images which accompany any news because the pictures and videos catch the attention of the viewers best. This might not be a surprise to you, but video and photo manipulation with the aim of spreading false information has become an alarmingly common thing.
Liudmila Corlateanu is a freelance journalist based in Chișinău and a strong believer in the power of informed societies where media and education both play a crucial role. Since 2016 she is DW Akademie coordinator of projects such as introduction of media literacy in school & university curricula as well as non-formal activities in this field in Moldova. In this video, she will share some real life examples how video and photo manipulation have fooled media outlets, created panic on state level and confused wide audiences. What should you keep in mind when looking at social media or any news content? How to evaluate if the video and photo content is reliable?