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  • This browser extension is like an antivirus for fake photos

    Wired - 08/22/2018

    Over the course of that work, the two students realized not only how much photo-based content these bots were sharing, but also just how difficult it was to vet. That’s a challenge afflicting both researchers and platforms, says Onur Varol, a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University’s Center for Complex Network Research, who has helped build a competitor to BotCheck.me called Botometer. “Image fakery or trying to create misleading information in photos is a much deeper problem,” says Varol. “It’s a really difficult task even for journalists to validate if they’re fake or real.”

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