Documenting Human Rights Violations in Challenging Environments

4. Watch out for Hoaxes!

If you are collecting information on the Internet and you have questions about its credibility, a good first step is to check this information on sites dedicated to revealing whether a certain piece of information is real or a scam. Two tools you can use are Hoax-Slayer and Truth or Fiction.

Let’s try it!

Go to the websiteTruth or Fiction and search for the execution of a Christian Pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, in Iran in 2012. What did you find?

The website shows an article that disproves the statement and clarifies that no execution took place. Click here to find the website’s answer.