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OftenBen  ·  146 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “Deepfakes” Creates Fake Celebrity Porn.

    Are you sure you want to do that?

I'm not doing that. I am illustrating that the existence of consumer level deepfakes creates problems with real video footage because now shocking but true things can be dismissed as deepfakes, even if proof to the contrary is abundant.

There is a class of people, who vote, to whom fact-checking isn't a part of their day to day life. There is now another tool in the toolbox of those who are attacking objective reality, and that is claiming that video evidence, or even streaming video, is being interfered with/has been interfered with and is therefore fake news.

I have been 'quippy' lately. I am fighting, and mostly winning, against the urge to write *long, shitty, negative diatribes. Consider it my embracing of a lesser evil. Who knows, one day I might even vote blue team.

I am aware the Giuliani/Trump video is real. I am making the point that it is even more easily dismissed in the era of deepfakes.