Verifying Information in Challenging Environments for Citizen Monitors

Evaluate the information you gathered by asking yourself questions such as:

  • Does this person seem to be linked to any political entity?
  • Does this person work for a specific company, and if so, what does the company do?
  • Does this person have a picture, and if so, does the picture tell you something about their political/religious affiliation?

When evaluating a sources identity, also check the bio information provided on other social media accounts, blogs and websites. to ensure that the source is providing the same information on all outlets. Any discrepancies can be a sign of an identity falsification.

Test Your Knowledge

Look at your social media profiles. Based off of the information in your profile, what could someone learn about you?