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Adnan Hajj, a Lebanese photographer, sold amateurishly doctored (via Photoshop) images to news agencies like Reuters, who published the images. Despite his motives, testing images for authenticity remains a problem without a solution. All current methods can be easily "hacked". Bloggers the world over, with various motivations of their own, Outted him.

If photographs are evidence to corroborate text communication, perhaps editors need to collect or buy more than one to back up their stories. Yes, collusion among photographers remains a threat, but more evidence is better than less, the odds are better to get the truth, not that the mass media is interested in truth...

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