When the Internet is full of fake news, it’s easy to spot fake posts.
And now the U.S. Secret Service has created a handy tool that lets you check if a post is real.
The Secure Social Media Scam Checker (SSMCC) is a mobile app that can be used on any mobile device to check if your post is genuine.
It’s available for free download in the Apple App Store.
It can be activated on a desktop, mobile, or smart phone.
“The goal of SSMCC is to help law enforcement agents better understand the social media landscape and identify fake social media posts,” said Sean Murphy, assistant director of the FBI’s San Francisco field office.
“By identifying a false post, agents can take action to stop the spread of the post.”
The app is similar to one already in use by the Secret Service.
The FBI has also created a tool that’s similar to the Secure Social Twitter Scam checker.
This tool uses a unique URL to find fake Twitter accounts that use the same hashtag, or hashtag that is used in a post.
“For this tool, the FBI has created new social media profiles that use unique URLs that indicate the content was created on a specific social media platform, as opposed to using a common Twitter username,” Murphy said.
“The tool also identifies fake accounts created after November 4, 2017.”
As law enforcement and intelligence community officials work to counter fake news on social media, we encourage everyone to be aware of the threat of fake accounts on social networks,” he said.””
Using SSMcc, law enforcement can identify new accounts, determine who is posting fake news and whether they are using a malicious intent or to spread misinformation about the federal government.”
As law enforcement and intelligence community officials work to counter fake news on social media, we encourage everyone to be aware of the threat of fake accounts on social networks,” he said.”
By utilizing the SSMCA, law enforceees can take immediate action to block the dissemination of fake content and avoid the spread and misuse of social media content.
It also gives law enforcement a tool to identify potentially fraudulent accounts and provide intelligence to identify and investigate potential threats.
“To activate the tool, a user has to provide his or her password and log in with their Facebook account.
The app uses a custom URL and domain name that can only be registered with a verified Facebook account, Murphy said, and it only uses one username and one password for each profile.
The tool is available on iOS and Android devices.