Wednesday 13 December 2017

Quiz: Can you tell real photos from the fake ones?

A recent study suggests people can’t tell if a photo has been manipulated or not 40% of the time.

Illustration of real or fake photos.
Illustration of real or fake photos.

By Nilima Marshall

Fake photos are everywhere and social media is full of them but can you tell which photos are real and which have been doctored?

A study recently conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles And Implications found that 40% of the time, people can’t tell if a photo has been manipulated or not.

And even if they are able to identify an image as doctored, they are unable to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with the image 55% of the time.

So where do you stand on being able to tell fake from authentic? Take our quiz and find out.

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