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Mark Zuckerberg says Fb is ‘comparing’ deepfake coverage

Facebook may soon have new rules for “deepfakes.”  That’s according to Mark Zuckerberg, who said Wednesday that the company is currently discussing specific policies that would police deepfakes, a term that refers to videos that have been realistically manipulated using artificial intelligence. The issue was recently thrust into the spotlight after a manipulated video of...CONTINUE READING
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As fear over deepfakes shifts to politics, detection device tries to take care of

Fake faceswap videos haven’t overrun the internet or started a world war yet, but there are programmers working hard to improve detection tools as concern shifts to the potential use of such clips for the purposes of political propaganda.  It’s been over a year since Reddit shut down its most popular deepfake subreddit, r/deepfakes, and...CONTINUE READING
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Pretend ‘inebriated’ Nancy Pelosi video is going viral, and it wasn’t even that tough to make

Who needs deepfakes when you can just run a video at reduced speed? An edited clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make it look like she’s slurring her words, is making the rounds online following a Wednesday discussion at a Center for American Progress event.   The news comes by way of the...CONTINUE READING
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Stephen Colbert confirmed Steve Buscemi that Jennifer Lawrence deepfake video and he has blended emotions

How do you do, fellow kids?  Steve Buscemi had some thoughts about the latest viral “deepfake” video that’s been floating around. You know the one: It’s Steve Buscemi’s face creepily pasted onto Jennifer Lawrence’s body.  Speaking to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night, a befuddled Buscemi deadpanned, “I’ve never looked better.” He added, “It makes me...CONTINUE READING
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Stephen Colbert unearths the reality at the back of those Donald Trump ‘deepfakes’

The era of “deepakes” has been a scary one a we live with the fear of how more nefarious people might manipulate videos in the future to create legitimate “fake news.”  Thankfully, the folks at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert have found a way in to the subject that actually makes us laugh: by...CONTINUE READING
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Porn company offers to turn customers into adult film stars using deepfakes

When deepfakes burst onto the scene last year, it didn’t take long for the new image-manipulation technology to go from harmless online fun to troubling tool for online harassment. However, one company is looking to shift the conversation back, strangely enough, with porn. One of the first uses of deepfakes was the swapping the faces...CONTINUE READING
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The U.S. Defense Department is readying for the battle against deepfakes

The U.S. Defense Department is already preparing itself for the fight against deepfakes, fake audio and video created by artificial intelligence that burst into the mainstream last year thanks to sites like Reddit. According to MIT Technology Review, the development of tech to catch deepfakes is currently underway. Through the Media Forensics program run by...CONTINUE READING
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New conspiracies over YouTube shooting are dangerously built on a real threat

It’s been a few days since the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, but already a new level of shooter conspiracy theories has taken hold, including on YouTube’s own platform. It’s an issue that’s reared its head for YouTube in particular after a number of recent incidents, including the recent school shooting in...CONTINUE READING
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