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It’s Not Too Difficult to Fool the Public with Manipulated Images

Posted by on Tuesday July 18, 2017 | Photojournalism

On the left is an original image. On the right, one that has been manipulated. The shadow has been altered and green garbage bins have been added to the background. Sophie Nightingale/University of Warwick

Fake news is much in the news these days and a new study from the University of Warwick has some disheartening, if not surprising, survey results showing that the public often has difficulty sorting real images from manipulated ones. Researchers led by Sophie Nightingale from the Department of Psychology asked 659 people aged 13-70 to... More

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

Posted by on Friday July 7, 2017 | Media

Vitor Pina | Flickr CC

“This is every reader’s catch-22: the more you read, the more you realize you haven’t read; the more you yearn to read more, the more you understand that you have, in fact, read nothing. There is no way to finish, and perhaps that shouldn’t be the goal.” ― Pamela Paul **** How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking... More

Instagram Moves to Clarify Who’s Getting Paid to Post

Posted by on Wednesday June 14, 2017 | Social Media/Web

Instagram has been under fire of late for how celebrities are using the service to post sponsored content without adequately divulging the fact that it’s paid for–in contravention of FTC guidelines. In fact, a recent study found that 93 percent of the platform’s top 50 celebrities had violated the FTC’s Instagram disclosure rules. Now the... More