A Ukrainian Factchecking Site Is Trying To Spot Fake Photos in Social Media — and Building Audience

By: Lydia Tomkiw | Nieman Journalism Lab

The photograph, published on a Russian politics website and then spread quickly to many blogs, was said to show a morgue full of dead bodies in Slovyansk, Ukraine.

There’s just one problem: That photo was actually taken five years earlier — by Associated Press photographer Eduardo Verdugo, covering the drug war in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

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