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Misinformation and Disinformation: Deepfakes

Information on misinformation and disinformation and methods to identify such sources.

What are Deepfakes?

"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

Jordan Peel as President Obama in this DeepFake example video

Synthetic Media: How deepfakes could soon change our world from 60 Minutes

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:

Deepfakes and the Technology Behind It from BBC Click

When Seeing is No Longer Believing

Inside the Pentagon's race against deepfake videos

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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