In the articles “When Photos Lie” by Laura Anastasia and Mary Kate Frank the argument is that when navigating social media we should always take precaution with the images uploaded as they might not always be true. For example in the article it states how there was an image upload in 2016 originating from a Russian Facebook account where it displayed a woman with her child at a immigration rally holding a sign saying “Give Me More Free Stuff”. Due to the controversial perspective on immigration it caused an uproar. Those who were anti immigration used this image to support the ideas that immigrants were freeloaders and just came to the U.S. to take rather than contribute to the economy. Those who defended immigration were enraged. The image was indeed fake and what it really said was “No One Is Illegal on Stolen Land” . However the article analyzes how social media has become a place where false information can be spread. They argue how these phony images manipulate people’s emotions and can make them believe in fake news. Just how that image was fake it is important for individuals to understand the difference between a real photo and a “phony photo”. First of all if an image brings a emotion then start asking questions about the image or inform yourself more but with a rather trustworthy source.
Overall what stood out to me about this article on how true it is. Social media has many fake photos but it is crazy how people can be easily fooled. We see fake photos on the daily with celebrities that we might follow on our social media. For example the Kardashians are portrayed as curvy and beautiful women . Mostly everyone knows that the majority of the women in that family have had surgery but even so as they exposed to their posts on the socials they start to idolize their bodies. For example Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian have been criticised for using photoshop and several filters on their posts. Everyone should be careful of what they believe in social media because some of the fake news can really impact people beliefs and views.