"Deepfakes are videos and images that have been digitally manipulated to depict people saying and doing things that never happened. Most deepfakes use artificial intelligence to alter video and to generate authentic-sounding audio. These clips are often produced to fool viewers, and are optimized to spread rapidly on social media."
From deepfake to "cheap fake," it's getting harder than ever to tell what's true on your favorite apps and websites By Dan Patterson CBS News June 13, 2019
1. Don't jump to conclusions
2. Consider the source
3. Check where else it is (and isn't) online
4. Inspect the mouth
5. Slow it down
Tips taken from the BuzzFeed.com article How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video
Synthetic media, better known as deepfakes, could be a goldmine for filmmakers. But the technology has already terrorized women who have had their faces inserted into pornography. And it could potentially disrupt society. Read the complete story here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deepfake-artificial-intelligence-60-minutes-2021-10-10/
Advances in artificial intelligence could soon make creating convincing fake audio and video - known as "deepfakes" - relatively easy. Making a person appear to say or do something they did not has the potential to take the war of disinformation to a whole new level.
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