hacker images

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Hacker Images is https://www.flickr.com/groups/hacker-images/pool/ - a set of deliberately stereotypical staged photos of "hackers" placed on Flickr with a permissive license to see if news media would use them in articles, which they subsequently did, not knowing that the images were placed there deliberately for them to find and use.

E.g. this article:

Slate covered the "prank" itself:

Other Examples

Subsequently there have been other similar images in the media, e.g. in this article:

stereotypical hacker wearing a hoodie with a foreground and background of 1s and 0s overlaid on top

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg wearing a black hoodie

Jesse Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, in the movie "The Social Network"

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