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August 14, 2019
Why Are Deepfakes So Effective?
It's because we often want them to be true.
Public opinion shifts, skewed election results, mass confusion, ethnic violence, war. All of these events could easily be triggered by deep
It will soon be impossible to tell by the naked eye or ear whether a video or audio clip is authentic. While propaganda is nothing new, the visceral immediacy of voice and image give deep
After showing over 3,000 adults fake images accompanied by fabricated text, a group of researchers reached two conclusions. First, the more online experience and familiarity with digital photography one had, the more skeptical the person evaluating the information was. Second, confirmation bias—the tendency to frame new information to support our pre-existing beliefs—was a big factor in how people judged the veracity of the fake information.
Read the full article in Scientific American.
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