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Fake News • Resources for Evaluating Information: Fake Photos & Detection

Exploring the reliability of information sources including fake news and photos, and social media..

Definitiions: Fauxtography, Fake Images, Photo Manipulation

Defining Fauxtography

Urban Dictionary

"Fraudulent photography. News images that have been faked by various means, generally to promote an ideological agenda or to manipulate the emotions of the viewer."


"Fauxtography refers to fraudulent photography, where photographs are manipulated through photoshop or manipulated by other means to change the information they convey. Fauxtography is often used to manipulated the viewer and promote a particular agenda."

Photo Fact Checking in the Digital Age