In the past week a fake photo of Emma Gonzalez went viral. It was tweeted by an NRA supporter claiming that she was "shredding The Constitution". The original photo depicts Emma tearing apart a target.
1.The photo looks professionally taken. Gonzalez is seen posing for the picture, meaning that it would have been taken with her consent. She is centered in the photo with a bright background, bringing attention to the Constitution that she is tearing apart. These all help make this fake photo look authentic because of the professional aspect of the photo.
2. If the texture had been grainy, or the photoshop of the Constitution had not been done well then this photo would not have been taken seriously. The editing of the original photo has been done so well that people were actually convinced that she was tearing up the constitution. The author of the tweet that first went viral took advantage of the cleanliness and professional aspect of the editing in order to make his fake news.
3. The element that is the most striking in the photo is the Constitution that she is ripping up. It takes up the most space in the photo and is placed in the foreground. Then, my eyes are drawn to Gonzalez who has been edited to look paler and with dark circles under her eyes. She looks almost malicious in the fake photo. This all pushes the agenda that this particular NRA supporter wants us to believe; that these kids are just against the NRA and want to get rid of the 2nd amendment.