Don’t Believe What You Read: Social Media Screenshots Are Easy to Fake

I want to show you a Tweet my coworker Justin Pot send out.

Kind of weird, isn’t it? Except he didn’t actually send it. Scan his Twitter timeline and you’ll never find it. I made it in 30 seconds with Tweeterino.

You don’t even need to use a specific tool. With about a minute in Photoshop I can turn Justin into the President of the United States of America.

All this means that you have to be very careful about what you see in articles or on social media. If someone is sharing an image of a Tweet rather than…

Sasha Harriet

Sasha Harriet

As content editor, I get to do what I love everyday. Tweet, share and promote the best content our tools find on a daily basis.

I have a crazy passion for #music, #celebrity #news & #fashion! I'm always out and about on Twitter.
Sasha Harriet

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