Definitions

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  • noun Misleading presentation of images for propagandistic or otherwise ulterior purposes, involving staging, deceptive modification, and/or the addition or omission of significant context.

Etymologies

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Coined by webloggers around the time of the July 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War in Lebanon in criticism of the manipulated images of the conflict published by journalistic outlets: blend of faux and photography; compare fauxtograph. (This term is attested prior to July 2006, chiefly in use for company names, without an established meaning, and probably coined independently.)

Examples

  • Is this yet another full-blown media 'fauxtography' scandal -- with Reuters once again in the manipulated frame?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Is this yet another full-blown media 'fauxtography' scandal -- with Reuters once again in the manipulated frame?

    The war against the Jews (16)

  • Before I get back down to some serious EU-bashing and related matters later today, I will leave you with three links on the "fauxtography" issue, each of them well worth reading (if you haven't already done so).

    Getting there

  • If so, they need look no further than the "fauxtography" scandals of the last couple of weeks.

    Red Hispanic - A Townhall.com user blog

  • If so, they need look no further than the "fauxtography" scandals of the last couple of weeks.

    Red Hispanic - A Townhall.com user blog

  • "fauxtography" scandal, perpetrated mostly -- but not exclusively -- by a Reuters photographer.

    CAMERA Snapshots

  • "fauxtography" scandal, including the photoshopped work of Adnan Hajj, a Lebanese employee of Reuters, also has Comments (0)

    CAMERA Snapshots

  • "fauxtography" scandal, including the photoshopped work of Adnan Hajj, a Lebanese employee of Reuters, also has Comments (0)

    CAMERA Snapshots

  • "fauxtography" scandal, including the photoshopped work of Adnan Hajj, a Lebanese employee of Reuters, also has Comments (0)

    CAMERA Snapshots

  • "fauxtography" scandal, perpetrated mostly -- but not exclusively -- by a Reuters photographer.

    CAMERA Snapshots

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  • Photoshopping news photos

    March 6, 2007