How Richard Nixon Manipulated the Context of a Photograph for His Campaign

Photojournalism has been central to politics for the last century or so, and while that’s sometimes a force for good or a mere recording of events, sometimes it ends up being used for a different purpose altogether.

Disinformation using photography has become a problem in the social media, and it’s an article I’m on working on. This is typically in the political arena that images are used to portray something in a way that wasn’t either originally intended, or not accurately with accordance to events as they happened. In the U.K. there has been a recent example of this from supporters of Boris Johnson who wish to rally others behind the country’s leader. It depicted Johnson with his head in his hands, clearly filled with angst and stress. Captions for the image as it made its rounds…


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