The insidious rise of deepfake porn videos - and one woman who won't be silenced

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 30/08/2019 23:44

If you've ever seen a deepfake video, you'll know they can be unsettling.

Whether it's AI-altered Mark Zuckerberg warning of the dangers of Facebook, Barack Obama calling Donald Trump a "dipshit", or a seemingly innocuous one of Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise — we can no longer trust what we see.

Most of the discussion around deepfakes centres on their political implications in the era of fake news, and on our perception of truth — but the majority of victims aren't politicians.

Deepfakes are mostly weaponised against women and girls; a dangerous new frontier in so-called "revenge porn".

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