Slovenian PM and current #EU-president @JJansaSDS tweeted an hour ago an image of a #conspiracy which says #GeorgeSoros has "puppets" in the European Parliament: (via @markduursma)

Where does this image come from? 👇👇👇 1/...
@JJansaSDS @markduursma We upload the image to #TinEye, a search engine which looks for the oldest version of an image online. 2/...
@JJansaSDS @markduursma A file named 'soros.puppets.jpg' was posted on a blog called 'eunmask' in 2019.

With Google we search on this site for "soros" and find the picture on this page:… 3/...
@JJansaSDS @markduursma Is this blog a reliable source?

According to HoaxWiki this is a 'paranoid and radical hate blog'. They share conspiracy theories ranging from denial of global warming, #chemtrails, ##Bilderberg, #Illuminati and #NewWorldOrder... 🙄 4/END
According to @trouwschmidt '7 of these are no longer MEP, one of them sadly passed away'. 5/6

@trouwschmidt The #conspiracy-tweet is a reaction on the visit of an EP delegation in Ljubljana on 13-15 October to meet national authorities, civil society and media to assess 'the rule of law, media freedom and anti-corruption efforts'. (via @markduursma) 6/6…
It's not the first time Janez Janša shares this picture. Earlier this year he retweeted the same pic. (via @ArbiterOfTweets ) 7/7

UPDATE @JJansaSDS deleted his tweet without correction❗️

Archived version of his tweet you can find here: 8/8
UPDATE 2 This turns into a diplomatic incident after "an inappropriate and distasteful tweet". Mark Rutte is not amused.

Where does this figure of 226 'Soros puppets' in the picture come from?

You can read it my piece for @Knack (in Dutch). 👇

For more #OSINT-investigations: follow my account @brechtcastel. 👍 11/11…

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8 Oct
😱Video of New Zealand PM 'smoking crack'😱

#Real or #fake? Let’s find out. 👇👇👇 1/...

#Verification 📹
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On 1 Oct. someone posts a video on #Twitter.

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At the top she appears to be talking to #BillGates and at the bottom she appears to be using #crack. 🔞2/. Image
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This #meme shows an 'experiment' on #GMO 🌽.

It went #viral multiple times in the last decade.

Do we see a scientific study by 'students in England'❓

I found who took these pictures. How? 👇👇👇 1/..

#GeoLocation 🌎
#Verification 📸
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We'll look for the original context 1⃣ AND we'll examine whether this 'experiment' meets the scientific standard 2⃣. 2/...
1⃣ To find the original context, we need to find who posted this picture first.

You always start this kind of investiagion with muliptle (!) Reverse Image Searches. Always use #Google, #Yandex, #TinEye (👇) and #Bing. 3/...
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Big 🙏 for all the nice compliments I received.

This thread is a 🎁 for my new followers. Welcome!
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In this 🧵 much MORE step-by-step #OSINT tips and tricks and the explanation WHY I write my #FactChecks as if you would do the research yourself. 👇👇👇 [2/19]
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They are all 🆓 (not behind paywall). [3/19]…
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This picture was put online in Denmark 🇩🇰, shared 424K times and viewed by 44M people. 😲

@snopes and @Knack got in contact with this woman for a #FactCheck. How did we find her? 👇👇👇1/...

#GeoLocation 🌎
#Verification 📸
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No useful visual clues in the picture (logos, street signs, …) 😢

The road looks American 🇺🇸, but we don't have much to start with… 2/... Image
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📢"Jij zal niets bezitten en gelukkig zijn. Wij zullen alles bezitten en nog gelukkiger zijn."

Waar komt deze uitspraak vandaan❓ En waarom maken deze woorden mensen zo🤬❓

#SpeurJeMee? 🧐

(Met #zoektips voor eigen onderzoek onderweg. 😉) 1/...

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We zien o.a. de 🇳🇱 politici Mark Rutte, Hugo de Jonge en Ferdinand Grapperhaus. Rechtsonder zien we ook een fotomontage van iemand in een uniform van de nazi-eenheid Schutzstaffel (SS) en van de Nederlandse politie.

Dit 🧵 focust echter op de afbeelding linksonder. 3/... Image
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😱 "LeGe ZiEkeNhUiSbEdDeN!" 😱

Het is vaak een argument om de #coronapandemie te minimaliseren of af te doen als een #hoax.

Onderzoek je in dit 🧵mee dit "bewijs"? 🧐

#FakeNews #OSINT #Geolocation #ViralVideo 1/...

We kruipen ook een paar keer 'in het hoofd' van een
bonafide journalist 🧐✅
en een
malafide complotdenker 🥸 ❌

(Tweets met de 'gedachten' van 🧐 en 🥸 zijn persoonlijk commentaar en vallen dus buiten de strikte #factcheck voor @Knack) 2/...
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De video toont een verpleegster die lege ziekenhuisbedden laat zien. Andere verpleegsters zingen in een vreemde taal. 🎶

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