Identifying a Fake Picture Online Is Harder Than You Might Think

You’re far less likely to fall for fake images if you’re more experienced with the internet, digital photography, and online media platforms.

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It can be hard to tell whether a picture is real. Consider, as the participants in our recent research did, these two images and see whether you think neither, either or both of them has been doctored. Image A: Is it real? Mona Kasra, CC BY-ND Image B: What about this one? Mona Kasra, CC BY-ND   You might have based your assessment of the images on the visual information alone, or perhaps factored in…