My name is Janne Ahlberg and I’m a security professional from Finland. This blog is about identifying fake or hoax pictures.

General definitions:
Fake – picture is modified (“photoshopped”)
Hoax – picture is not necessarily modified, but taken out of context

Fake and hoax pictures are often used for propaganda, but also for other purposes like increasing popularity in social media.

Online profiles: HoaxEye Twitter, YouTube (not very active)
Personal profile: JanneFI (Twitter),
Security blog: https://janneis.wordpress.com/ (not very active)

See also:
HoaxOfFame (Twitter) and hoaxoffame.tumblr.com
PicPedant (Twitter)
Fake History Hunter (Twitter) and their blog
FakeAstropix (Twitter)
First Draft (Twitter)
Matt Novak (Twitter)
Hoax-Slayer (Twitter)
Stop Fake (Twitter)
Doubtful News (Twitter)
Mick West (Twitter) – metabunk.org
It’s an Urban Legend (Twitter)
UFO of Interest (Twitter) – ufoofinterest.org
bellingcat (Twitter)
Quote Investigator (Twitter) – quoteinvestigator.com
Fotoforensics.com by Dr. Neal Krawetz
TinEye – reverse image search tool

About my profile image

As HoaxEye, I’m using the following profile image created by my daughter Iiris Kaikkonen. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Check out her webpage at IirisArts.



  1. What you are doing is brilliant and important. There is only one kind of accuracy and you’ve got a good handle on it.


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