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Evaluating Videos

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Evidence presented via video is becoming an increasingly popular way to make political arguments online. However, videos can be especially challenging to evaluate effectively. Too often, we are convinced by what we see (or think we see) and do not carefully consider how the video could be edited, distorted or misrepresent its subject. This lesson helps students practice analyzing video evidence and debunks the myth that if it's on video, it must be true.

Crash Course Video #7: Evaluating Photos & Videos

John Green explains why it's easy to be fooled by online images and teaches strategies for investigating the reliability of photos and videos posted online.