Beware of doctored screenshots

It can be tempting to trust a screenshot, but if we’ve learned anything from the recent developments in how people use digital media its that we should be careful about what we trust.

Politifact found this out recently when one of its graphics was spotted on the internet, but the the data in the graphic was not something Politifact recently published. Read more about it here.

“That’s a problem with screengrabs, and why proper Internet sleuths should always track their material back to its source.”

Is this a problem you’ve ever run into in your newsroom?