We're not fooling anyone with Facetune and 'pretty' filters
Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call 'em all out.
As Snapchat "pretty" filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must've felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Instagram used to be populated by normal (if carefully curated) pictures of your friends and family on vacation, a hike, or at a party. Then seemingly overnight, one by one, they were replaced by weird, poreless alien baby-face versions of themselves. Read more...More about Watercooler, Snapchat, Body Positivity, Facetune, and Lies The Internet Told Me