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January 28, 2019
Misinformation woes could multiply with 'deepfake' videos
Source: Agence France-Presse
Journalist AFP Staff
If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, don't adjust your television set -- you may just be witnessing the future of "fake news."
"Deepfake" videos that manipulate reality are becoming more sophisticated due to advances in artificial intelligence, creating the potential for new kinds of misinformation with devastating consequences.
As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors.
Read the full article and more in Agence France-Presse.