YouTube Data Viewer - Citizen Evidence Lab

YouTube Data Viewer - Citizen Evidence Lab

YouTube Data Viewer - Citizen Evidence Lab

Founded in 2014

The YouTube Data Viewer is a web-based video verification tool offered through The Citizen Evidence Lab, created by Amnesty International. Users input a YouTube URL, and the tool outputs information about the video that is helpful in verifying a video. This includes upload time and thumbnails that can be used for reverse image searching.

YouTube Data Viewer - Citizen Evidence Lab is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Fully operational
Intended users
General public, Journalists
Tool focus
This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
Method or technology
Machine learning and AI
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Amnesty International
Founder/primary contact
Christoph Koettl

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool works to combat disinformation by verifying and authenticating video content. In this case, the content is specifically related to human rights.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Amnesty International

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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