This is something the US Dept of Defense is extremely interested in and has dedicated considerable funding to as the article notes. But not for “defense” reasons…

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“Other studies have since confirmed the power fake or misleading imagery has over us. For example, “Photographs can distort memory for the news,” and “Photographs cause false memories for the news.” And, over the past decade, as image manipulation software has become increasingly widespread and easy-to-use, the tools for detecting these manipulations have not kept pace, even though these effects make it abundantly clear how important it is to be able to reliably authenticate photos.”

 

Daniel Haqiqatjou

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