This reminds me of Conan’s old “If They Mated” bit before Photoshop became mainstream.
Deepfakes are both incredibly disturbing (hello, uncanny valley) and incredibly frightening. I am legitimately concerned about what effect they will have on the 2020 election, in light of the fact that study after study has shown that the group most responsible for spreading fake news stories were people 55 and over. I’m fairly certain my parents won’t have the ability to see a video online and determine whether it’s real, which means the videos that will be posted of whichever candidate saying whatever god-awful thing will be as real to them as the NBC Nightly News. And since the elderly have such a strong voter turnout, that’s highly problematic.
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