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New research suggests that doctored photos canNov 30 2007

New research suggests that doctored photos can easily influence a viewer's memory of the events depicted.

For example, those participants shown the doctored photograph of the protest in Rome (top right), in which figures placed in the foreground give the impression of violence, rated the event as being significantly more violent and negative than it actually was. In their comments, they also provided false details, such as conflicts, damages, injuries and casualties that did not appear in the photos and were not documented at the event.

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