Poynter: Who needs deepfakes when bogus crowd photos get thousands of shares on Facebook?

Poynter: Who needs deepfakes when bogus crowd photos get thousands of shares on Facebook?. “In Indonesia, where people are paid to spread deliberately false information about presidential candidates on social media, fact-checkers have been busy debunking similar hoaxes in the lead-up to next week’s election. France 24 reported this week that misinformation has exacerbated religious rifts in Indonesian society. At the same time, a lot of the hoaxes that journalists are going after have to do with crowd size. In the past week, two of the most engaging articles from Liputan 6’s fact-checking team debunked photos that were taken out of context, according to audience metrics tool BuzzSumo.”

The ChronicleHerald: Dal student to launch interactive archive of Chris Hadfield’s photos

The ChronicleHerald: Dal student to launch interactive archive of Chris Hadfield’s photos. “Over the past year, Caitlin Cunningham has looked at every one of the 13,199 photos taken by Chris Hadfield during his stint on the International Space Station in 2012-13. Out of that massive collection, she’s culled about 250 photos for a public interactive digital archive.”

Hongkiat: 20+ Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators

Hongkiat: 20+ Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators. “Creating appealing and useful graphs require two things — good knowledge of statistics and a useful chart generator tool. While the former can be learned at school, for the later here are some of the best web services that allow you to create professional charts and graphs online. Let’s take a look at the list.”

Search Engine Journal: The 10 Best Image Search Engines

Search Engine Journal: The 10 Best Image Search Engines. “These days, image search engines are more advanced than ever. No matter what kind of image you want to find, chances are, with the right keywords, search filters, and tools, you’ll find it. That’s not all, though. Need to find a source for an image? Do a reverse image search.”

Webcomics: An Oral History (The Verge)

The Verge: Webcomics: An Oral History. “Webcomics creators often went online after being rejected by newspaper syndicates, gatekeeper conglomerates that grew increasingly conservative in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The best ones grew into beloved phenomenons, and the nascent funny T-shirt industry allowed many artists to make a living on daily cartoons throughout the 2000s. Social media and a glut of internet merchandise have shifted the economics.”