Published October 27, 2017 | Version v1
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The InVID Plug-in: Web Video Verification on the Browser


This paper presents a novel open-source browser plug-in that aims at supporting journalists and news professionals in their efforts to verify user-generated video. The plug-in, which is the result of an iterative design thinking methodology, brings together a number of sophisticated multimedia analysis components and third party services, with the goal of speeding up established verification workflows and making it easy for journalists to access the results of different services that were previously used as standalone tools. The tool has been downloaded several hundreds of times and is currently used by journalists worldwide, after being tested by Agence France Presse (AFP) and Deutsche Welle (DW) journalists and media researchers for a few months. The tool has already helped debunk a number of fake videos.



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InVID – In Video Veritas – Verification of Social Media Video Content for the News Industry 687786
European Commission