Xenophobia: How To Spot Fake Photos And Videos To Avoid Spreading Fake News

To avoid contributing to avoidable chaos, it is necessary for social media users to always watch what they share

With the recent wave of xenophobic attacks against foreigners, especially Nigerians and people of other African nationalities in South Africa, many fake photos and videos were shared to stoke reactions from the public.

The danger that these kind of posts pose is that people could act out their anger on innocent people based on false information. When people see photos and videos with inflammatory captions from the internet, they do not bother to verify the authenticity of the content before sharing it with their contacts.

To avoid contributing to avoidable chaos, it is necessary for social media users to always watch what they share to ensure it is not fake. The video below explains how one can spot and report fake photos and videos.

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