A tool developed to spot “misinformation” by software development company Adobe in conjunction with the New York Times and Twitter is added by default to new Nikon and Leica digital cameras.
The software works by incorporating information about the origin of an image from the time the image is captured.
Via Retrieve the Net:
The Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), which was launched by Adobe in collaboration with Twitter and The New York Times last year, announced a partnership with Nikon and Leica to bring image tagging technology to Nikon Z9 cameras and Leica M11.
The technology, at least according to CAI, will increase confidence in photographers’ digital work by securing provenance information at the point of capture, including where, when and how the image was taken.
Provenance is the facts of a digital content like the origin. CAI, launched in 2019, aims to restore trust in the images people see online by integrating provenance information from the moment an image is first captured.
CAI has also joined forces with Project Origin, a similar effort launched by Microsoft and the BBC, also focused on tracing the history of digital images, to create the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA).
C2PA describes itself as “an open technical standard providing publishers, creators and consumers with the ability to trace the origin of different types of media”, with the aim of “addressing[ing] the prevalence of misleading information online through the development of technical standards to certify the source and history (or provenance) of media content.
Promoted by the media, the deep state, and leftist NGOs, “disinformation” in the Trump years has become synonymous with censoring conservative voices on social media platforms.
The term has an objective meaning in theory, and in the era of AI “deepfake” images that are indistinguishable from reality, can shed some of its ideological baggage. The involvement of the supporter New York Times in Adobe’s project will likely undermine any attempt to portray this effort as politically neutral.
Allum Bokhari is Breitbart News’ Senior Technology Correspondent. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.