There Is No Tech Solution to Deepfakes

Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only put a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.

Every day, Google Alerts sends me an email rounding up all the recent articles that mention the keyword “deepfake.” The stories oscillate between suggesting deepfakes could trigger war and covering Hollywood’s latest quirky use of face-swapping technology.

It’s a media whiplash that fits right in with the rest of 2018, but this coverage frequently misses what we should actually fear most: A culture where people are fooled en masse into believing something that isn’t real, reinforced by a video of something that never happened.

This is a snippet from an article on Motherboard, view the full article here...


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