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.
Monday challenge answer:
The first two images are real. The Sony Animalia Speakers is a fake. It was published in a spoof press release on 31 March 2013 and intended for April Fool’s Day.
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: Obama still a smoker!
Image 2: Standing portrait of President Lincoln
Image 3: Hitler meets with Leni Riefenstahl
Submit your answer below. Make sure you answer all the questions fully!
Please come back tomorrow for a new question and the answer to today’s challenge!