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Google’s Jigsaw releases tools to sniff out faked images – Source

As the threat of digital misinformation looms large before the 2020 elections, Google’s Jigsaw research group is jumping in to help sniff out attempts to alter images for political purposes. The group is releasing a bundle of visual disinformation detectors to help fact-checkers and journalists identify images that have been manipulated. These tools will live on a platform that doubles as a place for researchers to collaborate on different detection techniques. It’s also announcing a “research publication” called The Current where people can access information about disinformation and Jigsaw’s and its partners’ efforts to fight it.

“We want to be working with the people who are on the front lines of countering disinformation, and we’re really trying to look around the next corner so that we can build and ship tools that can address future manifestations of the problem,” says Jigsaw’s CEO Jared Cohen. “It’s a prodigious problem.”

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