Instagram has enhanced a new feature that flags fake photos. This has members of the photography community wondering whether the algorithm will pick up photos that have been Photoshopped as art.
Third-party independent fact-checkers conclude that the Instagram post provides “False Information” or is a fake picture
Instagram uses a system that has a “combination of feedback from our community and technology” to pass the ‘fake’ pictures to those fake-checkers. So what does this mean for memes or photographer’s photos on the timeline? Well, Instagram will remove the photos if flagged as a fake photo according to the hashtag.
The photo above comes from an Instagram post during the Hurricane Harvey flood in Houston, TX earlier last year. As a photographer, I guess this means we’ll have to start uploading our photoshopped work on our websites.