How to Use Berify to Debunk Fake Posts on Social Media
While Berify is the go-to source for photographers looking to protect their copyright and find stolen images, it is also used to debunk social media posts and fake news. This might include using a Berify search to expose a stolen photo, for use during a court case or divorce, to prove copyright infringement, or confront propagandized news articles and “yellow” sensationalized journalism.
Berify helps stop misinformation, which sounds too good (or bad!) to be true. We will teach you how to spot and debunk social media posts and keep your feed honest and authentic!
How Does Berify Work?
Berify uses a unique algorithm-based technology to reverse search images across the world wide web. This gives the search site the ability to alert you of copyright infringements and catch fake photos or news. You can debunk social media profiles in each of the following situations.
The following are just some of the uses for a Berify reverse image search:
During a Divorce
If you are preparing to go head to head in a court case, preparation is vital. The attorney for the other party is doing their homework, and so should you. If you live in a state where fault can be found for the divorce (or if someone violated the prenup!), you can use a reverse search to spy on the other party.
Many people reverse search to check up on a suspected or confirmed affair. First, search profile images of the person they’re having an affair with. If you aren’t sure, search your former flame’s profile images in reverse search. When you find the results you’re looking for, screenshot the caption(s) and date(s) of any photos which expose your spouse as a cheater!
If you found out that someone violated your image copyright but didn’t want to go to court and feel it is hard to prove, do a Berify search. This will give you a record and backlink to the first time you posted your copyright protected image.
Once again, screenshot the results and send it to the copyright thief or post it in their comment’s section! Showcasing the timeline for your copyright ownership might embarrass them in front of their audience and prove your copyright!
You hear something that seems surprising, given everything you know in today’s world. It could be political, general, or about any aspect of pop culture. You see that the post already has a lot of comments and likes, but you still wonder if the information is accurate. Search the image attached to the page or article. You can find the source and determine if it is valid or fake news.
You receive a friend request but aren’t sure who it is from. Maybe it looks like a duplicate profile for someone you already know. Spammers and scammers often recreate profiles to spam you or request personal information which they then use for identity theft! Conduct a reverse search to find matches that show if someone has multiple accounts or if it’s an imposter account using stolen images.
Other’s Stolen Photographs
A so-so photographer posts a stunning image on Instagram. You’re surprised, as the quality surpasses anything they’ve ever posted before. They claim they took it on vacation or awhile ago, but it looks vaguely familiar.
You don’t want to question them openly, but you can do a quick, easy, private Berify search. If you find that it matches another photographer’s image, you can contact the original creator with what you discovered.
After you sign up for Berify and begin searching, the site will continually scour the ‘net in search of matches to your selected images. That way, when matches are found, you will be alerted.
Ready to find out if there are matching images to the ones you’re searching for? Berify helps people debunk social media daily. We can help you protect your copyright and catch image thieves in action! Visit Berify for a better way to verify images.