Slice of Life

Forging a Photo Is Easy, but How Do You Spot a Fake?

I can tell this has been ‘shopped, on account of the pixels. (Mmxx, CC BY-SA)
I can tell this has been ‘shopped, on account of the pixels. (Mmxx, CC BY-SA)

Faking photographs is not a new phenomenon. The Cottingley Fairies seemed convincing to some in 1917, just as the images recently broadcast on Russian television,...

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