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Dr. Neal Krawetz is an impressive writer. We’re lucky to have his three articles on President Obama’s birth certificates. He published another article, “There will be blood” at The Hacker Factor Blog last week that I found simply fascinating.

The article is about an iconic photo of civilian casualties in Syria and how forensic image technologies plus close observation suggest that it is not what it seems.

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7 Responses to Fake photos

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    Thinker November 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    I’m glad to see someone else shares my skepticism about that photo of that Syrian girl. I have always thought that the color of the blood is wrong. Blood is a very deep red, like the blood around the mouth of the the older woman behind the girl. The blood on the girl’s face is bright red.

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    Slartibartfast November 27, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Very interesting, thanks Doc!

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    Suranis November 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    I’m shocked, shocked that Muslims are just as effectively using the media to push their cause and generate false sympathy as everyone else is.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 27, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    A rising population lifts all fringes.

    Suranis: I’m shocked, shocked that Muslims are just as effectively using the media to push their cause and generate false sympathy as everyone else is.

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    aarrgghh November 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    A rising population lifts all fringes.

    even better: falling barriers to pro technology and mass audiences lifts all fringes.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    And that is precisely the reason I hesitated before adding that last hyperlink in the article.

    aarrgghh: even better: falling barriers to pro technology and mass audiences lifts all fringes.

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    ZixiOfIx November 28, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    There are a number of sites with faked news photos from all over, but mainly the middle east.

    This is probably because that is where most of the conflict has been for the last however many years. I don’t see people there any more or less honest than anywhere else, but they are at war, and war involves propaganda.

    My favorite is this, an elderly Iraqi woman claiming that US troops shot up her house. Difficulty: the cartridges haven’t been cycled through a weapon. Unless they were thrown at her house, those cartridges never hit it.

    http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8448