In a world where knowledge is power, a healthy skepticism is a trait worth cultivating. Pictures do lie — a reality that’s never been more true than in the age of Photoshop and the Internet, where anyone with even modest skills can turn fakery into a globally accepted truth in a matter of minutes. Here, pictures that were initially believed to be authentic; shocked the world when they were released; but were ultimately debunked.
Above: In this “night vision” picture, skeptics quickly pointed out several things that screamed “fake.” First, the gunshot wound is over the wrong eye. (**this image is fake)