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It is sad that otherwise intelligent people get duped into believing such obviously fake content is real but human nature is what it is.

I logged onto Facebook this morning to see an image of Hillary Clinton shaking hands with Osama Bin Laden. I have seen this image before as it has been posted on Facebook and elsewhere for at least the past two years.

What the problem is with nonsense like this is the fact that many people out there do not realize how easy it is to create sophisticated and genuine looking fake content by anyone with moderate skills in the use of video and text editors.

This sort of thing is not confined to one side of the political mindset and is not confined to major issues being argued about today.

Ordinary people are having their lives destroyed because the same kind of false material is being created against them and there is nobody fact checking the content when it appears on the internet.

As it turns out, this photo is much older than many think. It’s history goes back to 2008 as part of a photoshopping contest:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/hillarybinladen.asp

Origin:A photograph of Hillary Clinton shaking hands with terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has circulated online (divorced from its original context) ever since it was created for a Photoshop contest held back in 2007 by the web site FreakingNews.com, in which entrants were instructed as follows:

Senator Hillary Clinton officially declared her bid for presidency 2008. Making her announcement Hillary said “I’m in.” This is the phrase she rarely heard from Bill in their bedroom.

In this contest you are asked to photoshop anything connected to Senator Hillary Clinton running for president of United States. Examples may be photoshopping magazine covers, campaign photos, or future presidency achievements.

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So, once again, I have to point out that you cannot believe everything you see on the internet. At least 90 percent of what is being posted against someone is clearly false and should be ignored or at least the reader or viewer should take the time to consider the source of the material and question the agenda of those who create this content.

Stay tuned

MURT