Train Yourself – Sharpen Your Senses
Verification is not just about tools. Essential are our human senses. Whom can we trust, if not our own senses?
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
We created a training for you, so that you are able to take full advantage of your senses. In this training you will find exercises to sharpen your vision and hearing skills. Each activity has three exercises at three levels: easy, medium and advanced.
Doing these exercises will make you more confident to detect the almost (in)visible traces in synthetic and manipulated media like blurred spots, missing pieces or a change of voice emphasis and cut & paste manipulation within a speech.
Can’t wait? There is no need to. Dive straight into the training and Sharpen Your Senses!
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