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  • This Photo Claiming to be 'Cassini's Last Image' is Totally Fake

    09/04/2018 6:33:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 08/31/2018
    The image has been doing the rounds over the past few days, racking up tens of thousands of views and retweets on social media. But the image was created using computer graphics. Some people have confused the image for a real photo simply because it appeared on the NASA website, but the description of the image makes it clear that it’s just an artist’s depiction: This artist’s concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of Cassini making one of its Grand Finale dives over Saturn. The Cassini probe was a joint project between NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency), and the Italian...
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...
  • TIME Magazine Cover Shows a Heartless Trump Staring Down Immigrant Child

    06/21/2018 8:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    The family separation issue is tough, but don't expect liberals at TIME magazine to understand that. On Thursday, the magazine's cover attacked President Donald Trump as heartless."Welcome to America," the cover's title, is trending on Twitter.Orlando talk radio host Joe Kelly shared the cover, and explained it briefly. "Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring President Trump staring down at her with the words 'Welcome to America,'" he explained. Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring...
  • Fact-checked: Viral photo of boy in enclosure taken at protest, not in detention facility

    06/19/2018 10:59:34 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/18/2018 | Naomi Lim
    A viral photo that appeared to depict a child detained at the border over his immigration status was actually taken at a protest, according to fact-checkers. The image was shared by social media users like journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, who said in the caption: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal.' Kids in cages." However, fact-checking websites Snopes and PolitiFact found other pictures of the boy wearing the same clothes at a demonstration on June 10 organized by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac's Texas chapter in Dallas. Leroy Pena, who took the image, told...
  • Here Come the Fake Videos, Too

    03/07/2018 8:38:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 4, 2018 | Kevin Roose
    The scene opened on a room with a red sofa, a potted plant and the kind of bland modern art you’d see on a therapist’s wall. In the room was Michelle Obama, or someone who looked exactly like her. Wearing a low-cut top with a black bra visible underneath, she writhed lustily for the camera and flashed her unmistakable smile. Then, the former first lady’s doppelgänger began to strip. The video, which appeared on the online forum Reddit, was what’s known as a “deepfake” — an ultrarealistic fake video made with artificial intelligence software. It was created using a program...
  • Did CBS photoshop Steve Bannon into a bleary-eyed drunk?

    09/11/2017 9:43:03 AM PDT · by bkopto · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/11/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Did CBS's 60 Minutes photoshop Steve Bannon into looking like a bleary-eyed drunk in his interview? That's the verdict of a professional photographer, who suspected something off after having seen Bannon in person. The short video Peter Duke made, explaining the photoshopper's art, is a must-see. Duke noted that color correction and grading can be used to make faces look better, but they can also be used to make people look worse. He pulled up some stills from the 60 Minutes interview.
  • LAST STRAW: CNN Just Caught Doctoring New Trump Video!

    07/07/2017 7:07:02 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 6, 2017 | Unknown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXjlAHAi3W8
  • CNN Screws Up — Again

    07/01/2017 1:11:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | June 30, 2017
    We’re told CNN flew into a panic on Friday after it accidentally aired a fake National Enquirer cover during Jake Tapper’s broadcast. The cover — which has the headline “Heidi Cruz: Betrayed by Cheating Husband!” and promised details on a “sordid threesome, sleazy love letters and sensational photo proof — has never appeared on the National Enquirer, according to sources at the magazine. We’re told the network is taking the matter seriously, and that it has been referred to the networks standards and practices department for review. The blunder comes just a week after three news staff resigned because CNN...
  • CNN have just been caught in a leaked video with reporter @BeckyCNN FAKING a muslim protest

    06/04/2017 3:17:30 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 14, 2017 | Caolan Robertson
    CNN have just been caught in a leaked video with reporter @BeckyCNN FAKING a muslim protest against #LondonBridge. https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/871483335423528962?embed_source=clientlib&player_id=2&rpc_init=1
  • CNN Caught Staging Fake News Scene

    06/04/2017 4:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/4/17 | Mike Cernovich
    CNN was caught staging news in a video captured by citizen journalist, who posted the footage to his Twitter account @markantro. Becky Anderson of CNN is seen in London handing props to a “peace group.”This footage was then passed off as real news by CNN.Cernovich Media has reached out to Brian Stelter for comment.BBC also wanted to use this fake news footage.CNN is fake news, Cernovich Media is real news.
  • Why It’s Easy to Believe ESPN Doctored Tiger’s Mugshot

    05/30/2017 4:38:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 30, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now I gotta click on the link. Hang on just a second here. What am I supposed to see here? There’s a controversy brewing, I don’t even want to tell you. The one in red is the Photoshop? (interruption) Yeah, I see what you mean. And are they still using that one? All right. All right. RUSH: Well, now I gotta click on the link. Hang on just a second here. What am I supposed to see here? There’s a controversy brewing, I don’t even want to tell you. The one in red is the Photoshop? (interruption) Yeah,...
  • Red Strobe Lights Flash From Inside The White House; Raise Concerns Of Bugging

    05/29/2017 12:39:10 AM PDT · by nodwam · 57 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 05/29/2017 | Richard Saunders
    WSVN anchor Robbin Simmons tweeted out a video of what appears to be red strobe lights flashing in the White House Sunday evening. While there has been no official statement from the White House explaining the red strobe lights, they could be lens reflectors that can uncover hidden cameras. These camera detectors use ‘infra red strobe reflections to find all types of covert cameras no matter if they are on or off. Powerful infrared principle reflects off the camera’s optic lens up to 60 feet away’. Is the White house bugged? Would Obama and his shadow government really bug the...
  • The Mill BLACKBIRD (Photoreal CG car rig)

    06/27/2016 9:06:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6-23-16 | The Mill
    The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction. Learn more: themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE
  • New Clinton Spanish Posters: Hillary Or Evita?

    10/16/2015 5:24:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2015
    New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her "high flying, adored" with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR's Tamara Keith, the campaign says they don't know where the likeness came from. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and t-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinean history or musical theater — specifically Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita." The 1978 musical told the story of Eva...
  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is “none.” The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. […] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • Artist Defends Using Iconic Patriotic Image to Make Gay Rights Statement

    07/02/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kristine Marsh
    An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has caused an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945. The Washington Post decided to highlight the controversy July 1 and let the artist defend himself. Freeman told the Post that the image originally for a cover of the gay magazine, Frontiers, was taken over ten years ago. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, someone...
  • The Very Old Debate About Image Manipulation

    06/29/2015 8:15:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Luminous Landscape ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ignacio Palacios
    Following some recent discussions about the way I created an image of an Aurora (see video below) using Photoshop layers and the post-processing work I undertook on an image I captured in the Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona (where I introduced a fake shaft of light), I have decided to write an article about Image Manipulation.
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Court’s declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblog’s Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.