Deep Fakes

Scary.

Would have posted this in the Politics Forum given its potential to fuck shit up, butt it’s worth a wider audience.


Is democracy screwed?
It's an interesting article and if this is the technology we are aware of, you can imagine there is tech out there a few levels above that.
I take the lad's point that a lot of doctored videos will be easy to disprove by showing the original but the damage is often already done.
It's just a more advanced Photoshop and whilst it will be used for nefarious purposes, people believe what they want to believe anyway.
 

ErichZann

Striker
Reading the article if he thinks fake news is solely the tool of the so called 'alt right' then he is surely mistaken, one of the fake news stalwarts is the Democratic liberal news preachers known as CNN.
 

West_Winger

Winger
Until someone you’ve pissed off sends a video of you shagging your Sister in Law, to your wife. That’s the next step.
It’s amazing how brainwashed people have become now that they’re happy to be spoon fed fake stuff like this. “All news is fake, except the stuff I quote directly online. It doesn’t have any effect on me”.
 
It’s amazing how brainwashed people have become now that they’re happy to be spoon fed fake stuff like this. “All news is fake, except the stuff I quote directly online. It doesn’t have any effect on me”.
It's always other people who are brainwashed. But I agree there is a lot of stuff online Th at can now backup people's prejudices.
 
That's fine I will know it's a fake and be on my moral highhorse.
Also, there is a get out clause if the real video ever comes into my wife's possession.
Indeed. Or when the video of Trump pissing on prostitutes a surfaces. Or a video of Prince Andrew, as another example.

And While you may be comfortable that your wife will see through it, there may be lots of teens currently being bullied online for whom a video of them doing something awful is the final straw.
 
Indeed. Or when the video of Trump pissing on prostitutes a surfaces. Or a video of Prince Andrew, as another example.

And While you may be comfortable that your wife will see through it, there may be lots of teens currently being bullied online for whom a video of them doing something awful is the final straw.
You really like to catastrophise stuff.
Bullying is a good learning curve for a lot of kids. It toughens them up. Gives them coping strategies. Its just life.
 

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