Thursday, June 13, 2019

"Deep Fake" videos could set people up for ruined reputations, even deplatforming

Ben Collins of NBC News demonstrates the potential “deep fake” problem where Bill Hader (SNL) impersonates Arnold Schwazenegger, the transition starting at about 10 seconds into the video and taking six seconds. 

I have to say, I would not have noticed the transition.

Similar tricks have been played with Mark Zuckerberg and Nancy Pelosi.

This is said to be a national security or homeland security problem.

Tim Pool has pointed out that it would be possible to discredit someone by deep-faking their making an overtly racist remark. Social justice activists might really try to do this.
It’s interesting to wonder if libel and defamation law already cover this.

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