Fighting fake photos, one social media stream at a time
Today’s imaging and voice technologies make it increasingly possible to manipulate photos and videos to give viewers false impressions of what they’re seeing and hearing. But there are experts who can use other technologies to verify the veracity of the content of pictures and video productions. Some of those experts work for Truepic, a tech company focused on image authenticity, which is teaming with ASU’s Weaponized Narrative Initiative to combat the purveyors of misleading manufactured news reports and images. Fulton Schools Professor Brad Allenby, the initiative’s co-founding director, hopes to see the effort counter some of the disinformation schemes attempting to influence the national midterm elections.