chapter  7
Digitally Manipulated Content
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WE are still coming to grips with the technological communications revolution that we call “digital.” With older analog media forms, it was possible to manipulate and change words, sounds and images, even though it wasn’t easy. Photographic experts might work their magic in darkrooms and laboratories, artists could mimic or modify reality, printers could disseminate untruths as easily as truths, and once magnetic recording was available anyone with the right tools could rearrange the contents in ways that were hard to detect.