Discussion on the topic of “fake news” has become exhausting. Overall, it has lost its meaning. It has gone from referring to actually made-up stories to now just being thrown around for whatever topic someone doesn’t want to hear about.
But there is an actual issue with fake news, specifically when it comes to photos and videos which have been manipulated to appear different than the truth. The simplest form of fake news is an image that has been Photoshopped to spread a lie, and that particular situation is rather common. Luckily, there is a large organization that is trying to do something about it and Leica and Nikon are the first camera companies who appear to be prepared to take this seriously.
They are the first line of defense when it comes to photojournalism and the truth.
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