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This image-authentication startup is combating faux social media accounts, doctored photos, deep fakes, and more

20/02/2019

Truepic’s technology is already used by the U.S. State Department and others. The startup now wants to get social media companies on board. Company Profile 50 Most Innovative Companies Early one morning in April 2017, a series of horrific photos and videos began hitting Facebook and YouTube showing...
Truepic’s technology is already used by the U.S. State Department and others. The startup now wants to get social media companies on board. Company Profile 50 Most Innovative Companies Early one morning in April 2017, a series of horrific photos and videos began hitting Facebook and YouTube showing civilians in a rebel-held area of northern Syria writhing on the ground and gasping for oxygen as deadly sarin-based gas—which witnesses said was dropped from the sky by the Syrian government—filled their lungs. It was one of the worst chemical attacks in the country’s nearly decade-long conflict, yet the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution to intervene. They were stymied by Russia and its allies, who dismissed the visual evidence as staged.Read Full Story Truepic’s technology is already used by the U.S. State Department and others. The startup now wants to get social media companies on board. Company Profile 50 Most Innovative Companies Early one morning in April 2017, a series of horrific photos and videos began hitting Facebook and YouTube showing civilians in a rebel-held area of northern Syria writhing on the ground and gasping for oxygen as deadly sarin-based gas—which witnesses said was dropped from the sky by the Syrian government—filled their lungs. It was one of the worst chemical attacks in the country’s nearly decade-long conflict, yet the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution to intervene. They were stymied by Russia and its allies, who dismissed the visual evidence as staged.Read Full Story
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