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Fact-checking a Photograph

Sometimes a photo just seems too good to be true. You know how it is, the hi-res sunset is too gorgeous for a phone, the amateur's cake is too perfect, the crowd is too large. Something is wrong on the Internet.


Like this photo, which is I now know not of a Trayvon Martin protest. Twitter disagrees. Still.

When I saw it, it didn't seem quite right to me that the crowd had grown from nothing to this without a tweet in between. If just felt I checked.

Here's how you can tell if that "feeling" is real...

How to Tell if a Photo is Real...or Really Of "The Thing" They Say It Is...

btw, this is also a great way to track down sites that have lifted a photo of yours.

(Photo source: Guardian story on the bridge's 75th anniversary party)

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