Duped by Photoshop: People Are Bad at Spotting Fake Photos

Duped by Photoshop: People Are Bad at Spotting Fake PhotosIn the study, people who were shown a number of real and fake images spotted the fake photos about 60 percent of the time, which is only a little bit above the 50 percent accuracy rate that would be expected by chance. “Our study found that although people performed better than chance at detecting and locating image manipulations, they are far from perfect,” Sophie Nightingale, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Warwick in England and lead author of the study, said in a statement. “This has serious implications because of the high level of images, and possibly fake images, that people are exposed to on a daily basis through social networking sites, the internet and the media,” Nightingale said.



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