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Misinformation via Tampered Multimedia Content

Misinformation via Tampered Multimedia Content
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Copyright: 2019
Pages: 25
Source title: Cross-Media Authentication and Verification: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anastasia Katsaounidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Charalampos Dimoulas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Andreas Veglis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5592-6.ch004

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Abstract

The present chapter investigates the use of multiple resources/modalities (text, audio, images, video, etc.) as evidence in journalism (i.e., documenting the associated articles). Indeed, multimedia assets are essential components of the professional news coverage, considering their ability to captivate enormous and complex amounts of data more rapidly (than reading the elongated plain text). Hence, the narration becomes vivid, representative, and attractive, while answering all the involved “questions” that surround a report (i.e., who, what, where, when, why, the so-called five Ws of journalism). However, their proofing attributes can be used in the reverse order (i.e., for applying content tampering), thus creating falsified documents to support and propagate untrue stories. Nowadays, user-friendly tools facilitate textual and audiovisual editing operations, easing the forgery processes even for the average user. This chapter analyzes the role of rich media in engaging infotainment services and their side effects in misinformation propagation.

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