:mag: Photos Accused of Being AI Fakes Just Badly Upscaled

– Viral photos of Hamas leaders appeared to be AI-generated fake

– Photos were real but simply run through an image upscaler

– Upscaler AI fills in gaps, can make images look fake

– Photos are from 2014, had previously appeared online

– People wary of AI fake images thought they were not real

– Images spread by Hananya Naftali in Israel on social media

– Naftali confirmed he ran originals through upscaler to "improve"

– Low resolution made upscaler make them look artificially created

– Images caused confusion but are real photos from years ago

– Upscaler tools can make real images seem computer-generated