This image-authentication startup is combating faux social media accounts, doctored photos, deep fakes, and more
Truepic’s technology is already used by the U.S. State Department and others. The startup now wants to get social media fellowships on board.
Early one morning in April 2017, a series of frightening photos and videos began punching Facebook and YouTube demo civilians in a rebel-held sphere of northern Syria writhing on the field 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 affects in the country’s nearly decade-long conflict, more the United Nations Security Council failed to adopt a resolution to intervene. They were stymied by Russia and its allies, who dismissed the visual testify as staged.
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