Deep fakes are fake news on steroids, and we’re unsure how to fight them

Fake news took the world by storm in the last few years, and it’s blamed for worsening existing political and social problems and even creating new ones.

The French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi, for instance, recently accused the Yellow Jackets protest movement of spreading disinformation and fake news.

Across the Atlantic, over half of US citizens claim to regularly see fake news on social media. And the influence of this phenomenon isn’t dwindling down. In fact, it recently took a turn for the worse, as deep fakes, which are fabricated videos of people saying or doing things they never did or said, have become more sophisticated.

This is a snippet from an article by Richard van Hooijdonk, read the full article…

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