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15:54 Apr 4, 2011
English to Romanian translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Journalism
Additional field(s): Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
English term or phrase: fauxtography
Definition from Wordnik:
(Internet) Misleading presentation of images for propagandistic or otherwise ulterior purposes, involving staging, deceptive modification, and/or the addition or omission of significant context.

Example sentence(s):
  • Snapped Shot speculates that the evidence suggests Shana may have been killed instead by recoil from an anti-tank weapon – ie, a friendly fire killing by Hamas -- and the car was set on fire to destroy the evidence of what had really happened. Is this yet another full-blown media 'fauxtography' scandal -- with Reuters once again in the manipulated frame?
  • Times Public Editor Calame ignores the impact of "fauxtography," including this Times photo of a dead man, later seen walking around Blog camera
  • 10 examples of Fauxtography that you should examine so that you realise that pictures do lie. Not a sheep
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Summary of translations provided
5Fotografie contrafacuta
4fals fotografic


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Fotografie contrafacuta

Definition from Urban dictionary:
Imagini care au fost falsificate prin diverse mijloace, în general, pentru a promova un program ideologic sau pentru a manipula sentimetele privitorului. (Derivat dintr-o combinaţie a termenului francez "faux" = fals şi « -tography » a doua jumătate a cuvântului "photography")

Example sentence(s):
  • "Since (in their world view) the ends justify the means, terrorist leaders, and their willing accomplices in the moonstream media, have employed fauxtography to deceive tens of millions of illiterate Muslims into believing faked atrocities. Many educated Muslims have been duped as well." - Urban dictionary  
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fals fotografic

Definition from Dexonline:
FALS s.n. Neadevăr, contrafacere. ♦ Schimbare a adevărului într-un act scris prin adaosuri sau ștersături, prin imitarea semnăturii; substituire de persoane etc. [< lat. falsum, cf. it. falso, germ. Falsch]. (

De asemenea, mai este intalnita si sintagma "trucaj fotografic", dar aceasta nu reda ideea de falsificare la fel de bine (un trucaj poate fi facut si in alte scopuri decat acela de a falsifica o informatie in scopul difuzarii ei in mass-media)

Example sentence(s):
  • "Printre acești oameni de nimic se numără [...] și neobositul „avocat al diavolului”, Mihai Rapcea, care s-a grăbit să posteze pe contul său de Facebook un <i>fals fotografic</i> atât de grosolan și de evident încât niciun canal mediatic important sau cât de cât serios nu l-a băgat în seamă până acum." - blog  
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