The insidious rise of deepfake porn videos – and one woman who won’t be silenced

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”.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-30/deepfake-revenge-porn-noelle-martin-story-of-image-based-abuse/11437774

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