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Concerns about Deepfakes are nothing new, but the technology has advanced far faster than many anticipated and has given rise to a medium that’s terrifying in its potential.
Though watching Jim Carrey’s face on Allison Brie’s body is, admittedly, delightful, the implications for forgery are sobering.
Consider, for instance, the recent Deepfake using Vladimir Putin’s face over MIT Technology Review’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield’s body. Though it’s clear that Putin himself isn’t being interviewed, it isn’t a bad effort. It also doesn’t take a big imaginative leap to envision how the technology can be further enhanced and used with nefarious intent.
In the meantime, here are five useful tips to separate digital sophistry from the real thing:
Twitter is beefing up the fight against manipulated videos like deepfakes, with new rules specifically targeting synthetic content that could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm. The social network is specifically targeting manipulated media that could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm.