I’m fairly good as an online picture researcher, but lately… ugh. Open Web picture research on certain historical topics is rapidly becoming nearly impossible, because search results get saturated by the websites of swivel-eyed loons and vast commercial robo-stores. I’d suggest we need some kind of Web browser filter to rid search results of “conspiracy theory crazies” and “commercial stores”, at least. Even a filter that just flags ‘known Photoshop fakes’ would be great, perhaps via some kind of pattern recognition.

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