These Images Prove Why We Should Never Trust Internet
The Internet used to be our best source for information as well as news. Social media, however, is becoming the first place we get our news from. Everyone is on social media and anything posted there will spread like wildfire. This is the reason for the rise of fake news and images.
Not just news and images but also videos and stories. If someone posts an image with a fake title sends it on the social media train, by the time it reaches you it will have been edited and made into a real news headline. Basically, we’re saying don’t believe everything you hear or see on social media.
This is an edited image of the Burj Al Arab located in Dubai. This luxury hotel is one of the world’s tallest hotels in the world. Built on an artificial island around 280m from Jumeirah beach, it is a target for many photographers. The image we’re seeing was edited to make the moon look like it was on the helipad of the hotel and bigger than the real moon should be.
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War has been seen in many countries for decades and it doesn’t seem to stop. This gives photographers a chance to take some really heart-breaking images of a war-torn country. While many photographers risk their lives going into gunfire filled regions just for those photos of the devastation of war, there are others who take the easy way out. This image went viral on all social media platforms before the truth was revealed.
This image didn’t use Photoshop as it was taken in the 20th century and has never been retouched or edited. The man in the image is Colin Evans who acted as an early 20th-century spiritualist medium. This image was taken by Colin as you can see a wire coming from his wrist. Before the image was taken the room was dark and Colin jumped off a chair and while in the air took the image to give the illusion of levitation.
The Cottingley fairies were a series of five images taken by cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths. These images attracted Arthur Conan Doyle who was a spiritualist and thus believed these images were real and used them in his articles about fairies. In later years, the girls admitted the images were fake and cardboard cutouts of fairies were used.
A white lion is a real thing. This happens to Southern African lions when they suffer from a rare color mutation. They are found in the area of Timbavati and have been sighted since 1938. What isn’t real is the black lion which was an edit where black color was edited on a normal white lion just to get some clickbait views.