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People Have Trouble Spotting 'Fake' Images

Partly explaining the success of “fake news,” people are pretty bad a spotting manipulated images, Nieman Lab reports, citing research just published in the Journal of Cognitive Research. “People don’t necessarily appear to be better at pinpointing ‘implausible manipulations (such as a shadow in the wrong place) than ‘plausible’ ones (such as removal or addition of something into the photo),” it writes.

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