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Updated by Torsten Mueller on Sep 20, 2013
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Social Media Verification Tools

A list of tools and websites helpful to verify user generated content. For methodolgy, also check http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/01/26/verifying-information-online-content-context-code/ O in German: http://www.eggers-elektronik.de/08_blogposts/15-minuten-quellencheck/

Status People Fake Follower Check - Social Media Management Platform for Business

See how many fake followers an account has.

Useful to see if an account is trying to fake social authority.

Twitter - twbirthday.com

See when a Twitter account was created.

Twitter - Mentionmapp

See mentions and hashtags used by a Twitter Account.

Useful to see conversations and favourite topics of an account.

Images - TinEye Reverse Image Search

Alternatively use http://images.google.com/

See on which other sites an image has also been uploaded
See how spread it already is, check for additional and credible sources
Compare to similar images to expose manipulations/ differences
Check if you can get the same image with higher quality to retrieve better information from it

Weather - Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Helps to answer the questions: Does the weather report say that it was sunny at the location that day? Do the shadows fall the right way considering the source of light?

Source Information - Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites

Check to see if a user has other social profiles registered under the same name to find additional sources.

Images - Jeffrey's Exif viewer

Does the image have GEO data? If yes, check where it comes from with google maps/earth
Look at the creation data: when was the image shot (was it today? Was it uploaded immediately or was there time for manipulation between exposure and upload?)
Check the camera info: what model is it

Images - FotoForensics

see if there are differences in quality between parts of the image
analyse the XMP data to expose whether a photo edit software has been applied
check if the image has been cropped (compare with usual recording size of camera model)
check camera model and compare color range/spectrum (complex)

Emails - Email Address Verification

See if an email exists.

Domains - (Reverse) DNS & IP Lookup| Whois.net

Domain look-up: See who and where the website domain is registered
Reverse DNS to find the Domain Name for an IP address

Twitter - Tweet Tunnel

Find first followers of someone on Twitter.

Useful to determine the early network which is usually close friends or similar users.

Twitter Analytics by Foller.me

Foller.me is a Twitter analytics application that gives you rich insights about any public Twitter profile. We gather near real-time data about topics, mentions, hashtags, followers, location and more!