Perhaps we can offer our services to the Chinese government. We are getting pretty good at spotting fakery. Why do it as a service to just the intelligence communities that pull these pranks?
If Rob Ford isn’t in on his prank, perhaps he’d be interested in our evaluative services? The photo 220;evidence” against him looks faker than a $3 bill.
As more and more officials are blackmailed using faked digital photographs, the government is asking scientists for help.
Research teams at major universities have received funding from the central government to come up with ways to help the authorities quickly determine whether an image has been manipulated by photo-editing software such as Photoshop.
A former photographer with Xinhua news agency said the use of photo-editing software was very popular in government propaganda departments.
“Nearly all photos of senior government officials had been digitally retouched,” he said.
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