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Since the advent of Photoshop, the trust people have in pictures has dropped greatly, while the trust in videos remained largely intact since video altering and manipulating software doesn’t exist.

But that is about to change following Mark Zuckerberg’s acquisition of German tech startup with expertise in altering and manipulating videos.

The German-based startup called ‘Fayteq’ has software that is able to remove or add objects in videos, even live ones, and add effects to them.

Siegfried Vater, an investor and partner of Fayteq says the company offers “innovative technologies in the area of off-line and real-time video manipulation, removing the border between reality and fiction.”

This week, Facebook launched its new initiative for original video, competing with the likes of Netflix and Youtube.

Fayteq is also known for selling plugins to video editors like Adobe After Effects that allowed video editors to track objects in videos, and then add or remove assets with the help of the tracking data.