Don’t trust screenshots of posts/tweets

Edit HTML makes it simple to make anyone ‘say’ anything

Joshua Dance
Nov 14, 2020


If you see a screenshot of a tweet/post, always ask for the source link.

You can easily edit HTML to make it look completely legit that anyone said anything.

Here is a 1 minute video I made that shows you how.

Examples of scams people try with this technique

  1. People trying to sell your courses will do this to show their ‘bank balance’.
  2. Political arguers will do this to ‘show their person is good, your person is bad’
  3. Scammers will do this to show you a ‘post from your friend stuck in a foreign country, send them money now!’ etc.

If you see a screenshot, ask for the source link.

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash because you have to have a photo in the article to get a good header image.



Joshua Dance

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.