The idea behind this step-by-step guide is to collect as much information about a YouTube video as possible and to then create a pdf document „which can be saved together with the assessed video, or shared with other researchers or experts to aid with further investigations.“ We checked it out and these are some of our findings:
Firstly, you can find detailed steps from assessing the source to assessing the content in order to verify YouTube videos.
Once you pick a video, you can actually go through the steps in the Human Rights Citizen Video Assessment tool and answer all the questions raised, such as: „When was the YouTube account that hosts the video created?“ Or „How many videos have been previously posted by this user?“
At the end of the assessment, you get a detailed summary of all your findings in a PDF or Word document that you can use for further verification steps. The Citizen Evidence Lab will not verify content on YouTube. However, it can help you go through all the steps necessary in order to check for authenticity.