Until it’s used for evil. Okay, not evil… but seriously, in this day and age of Photoshop, and other photo-editing programs, it’s way too easy to spread misinformation by recreating stories into their own reality. For example, this came across my Facespace the other day:
And, let me tell you something, dear readers, anyone who thinks that’s Lord Dampnut’s body is just stupid. Yeah, I said it, stupid. Even in his best years, he never had a body like that. Ever. Also, just look at the weird neck… I mean… what’s up with that? That’s not him. Never was, never will be. Someone edited his face onto an old photo and spread it around trying to bring good will to a sad, sad man. For reference, here is a contemporary photo of our good president:
Snopes.com will set the story straight. While Snopes is not the be all and end all of refuting bad recreations, it’s a good place to start. I find it ironic, really, that the people screaming about “fake news” go out of their way to create it — and it such a way that’s so easily refuted. It’s laughable really. And so very, very sad.