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InVID (In Video Veritas): The Tool Collection


The EU co-funded InVID project (2016-2019) focussed on the algorithm-supported analysis and verification of videos, something its predecessor REVEAL wasn’t able to cover. Not only did we learn a lot about manipulated video content and ways to detect it in the course of the InVID effort, the consortium also managed to create a number of useful tools for the international verification community. Here’s an overview.


Monday, October 14th, 2019


WeVerify: Continuing our work on algorithm-supported verification


Picture: Steven Wright

Analyzing and verifying digital content with the help of digital technology has kept us busy for quite some time.


Monday, January 21st, 2019


Digital verification: Sharing experiences and know-how with the United Nations


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been focusing on ICT applications to support human rights work for some time. Over the past years, the office undertook a number of initiatives and activities in partnership with experts and relevant organizations in this area. Throughout, it became obvious that there is a clear need for human rights investigators to be equipped with special digital tools: Tools that allow for the collection, storing, analysis, tagging and browsing of digital images in order to detect and document human rights violations.


Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions


When: 16 September 2016

Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece

What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.


Thursday, September 8th, 2016


Video Verification Workflow Analysis

In the EU funded InVID project we are working hard on solutions to make verification of User Generated Video (UGV) easier and more trustworthy. Right now there are only a few tools to help journalists verify the authenticity of video materials from Social Networks. InVID aims to fill that gap, providing the means with which verification of UGV becomes easier and therefore allows journalists to use (more) trustworthy UGV in their reporting.


Wednesday, August 10th, 2016


Verification of Social Media Video Content for the News Industry


InVID logoInVID (In Video Veritas) aims to assist in and partly automate the verification of videos captured by eyewitnesses, also referred to as user-generated content. A main goal is to make such videos usable for news providers for inclusion in their daily editorial work by developing a platform that provides services and features that detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files spread via social networks.


Friday, January 29th, 2016


Eyewitness Media and Verification

Image by Ruben Bouwmeester

The REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation participates, deals – among others – with verification of eyewitness media (or user-generated content as it is still commonly referred to.) The project team develops algorithms & interfaces that are to aid in verification of content residing in Social Networks, evaluates the legal situation when it comes to social media analysis and processing, and looks at the market in the journalism and enterprise field. This contribution portrays the state of affairs in the area of verification of eyewitness media and investigates what this means for journalism.


Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


Verify, verify, verify – the Future of News?

DW Innovation @ NewsXchange

From 12 to 14 November 2014 we had the opportunity to attend the NewsXchange 2014 conference in Prague, Czech Republic. “We” in this case means DW Innovation’s Wilfried Runde and Jochen Spangenberg, completed by Ellen Schuster of DW’s Strategic Programme Planning Department.

The annual conference is one of Europe’s prime events for the news industry. It brings together experts from all over the world. This year’s headcount came down to an astonishing 520 delegates – a first time ever sell-out in the NewsXchange history. Most attendants were either members of the broadcasting and electronic media industries or news agencies. Others came from solution and service providers making their way to the Czech capital to attend an inspiring and well-organized event that was well worth the visit.

News coverage and reporting from all angles

Being future-of-media-savvy people, we used the opportunity to discuss the state of affairs in newsgathering and reporting, and to find out about current and new trends and challenges.


Thursday, November 20th, 2014


What would Jarvis do?

How do journalists verify content they find in Social Networks? What are current challenges and requirements? Which solutions are already deployed? In context of the REVEAL project we wanted to find out and conducted a number of interviews with journalists. This one is with Jeff Jarvis – author, journalist and professor at the City University of New York.

Jeff Jarvis interview GMF 2014

At Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum 2014 we had the opportunity to talk to Jeff Jarvis, author, professor and journalist.


Monday, July 14th, 2014


5 Big Links – February 2014

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1.  With everybody talking about “First Look Media” and “The Intercept” you might wonder who’s behind it.
Uncover the team around Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald. via
2.  How the future internet will drive innovation in Europe.
Meet the influencers of technology & innovation at the 1st European Conference on the Future Internet.
3.  How to separate fakes from facts in the online world?
Learn how to verify User Generated Content via EJC’s newly published verification handbook. If interested please follow our new project Reveal (via website or twitter) and get your weekly updates on Social Media verification.
4.  Improve your data visualization skills by learning from good examples.
Or get in contact with people who can help you do it. via
5.  Even in times of multimedia storytelling, content is still king!
Check out the New York Times low tech but compelling multimedia special “Fourth” on what it is like to just have missed an Olympic medal.


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014