As fake news accusations fly, these students verify and document

Posted on August 24th, 2017

Last year, the University of California at Berkeley launched the first university-based open source investigations lab “to document and verify reports of human rights violations for international advocacy organizations and courts.” Approximately 100 university students participated in the program and used digital methods, such as geolocation and reverse image searches, to verify information that Amnesty International, international courts and other groups can use to build stronger cases against human rights violations.