Tell a Phony
A team from the University of Warwick in England showed doctored photos to 707 people ages 14 to 82 who volunteered to test their ability to spot a fake. The results led to believe that not only are humans awful at knowing when a picture isn’t real, but there isn’t much we can do to get better at it. Jeff and Anthony discuss this test, and what it means for the future of objective truth.
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