As we celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month, we challenge you to demonstrate your skills as an image detective.
There are a lot of amazing picture posted on the web, but many of them are real and others are not – there are so many ways to alter images or pass them for what they are not by adding a misleading caption. Let’s see how good you are at spotting fakery!
Please submit your response below. See contest rules, prizes, and contact information here.
Thursday challenge answer:
Long exposure of a tree hit by lightning is an example of passing an image of what it is not by adding a false caption. It was originally created as an art project. Read the description of the techniques used to create the original image. The other images are real.
Which of these images is/are real? What fakery techniques (digital manipulation, cropping, false caption, etc.) were used for fake images? How did you verify image authenticity?
Image 1: Oscar Meyer wiener jet
Image 2: Airplane crossing
Image 3: crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
Submit your answer below. Make sure you answer all the questions fully!
Come back next week to see the answer and meet the winners!