Real talk, Deepfakes terrify me. 🙀
The implications of fake video that looks real to the human eye has “dystopian sci-fi” written all over it. If you thought the last election was a circus, wait until the first Deepfakes election. 🎪
A few outcomes that come to mind:
This post is a great overview on the topic, but I noticed a glaring oversight in the tech section. It doesn’t matter if methods to catch these advance enough to be useful if they catch them after they go viral. A retraction/correction to a fake news item almost never gets the same reach as the fake item itself. I believe we see video as the last bastion of truth in media because we don’t have a lot of examples of convincing fake footage, either manufactured or edited. That’s about to change.