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DeepFake And The War On Truth 2.0

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Earlier this week, Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Stephane Perrault told House of Commons Committee, that there is very little in his tool box to deal with “fake news” about candidates or their parties during an election. Outright lies on social media about those seeking office can’t be regulated by Elections Canada.

We’ve all seen those hatchet jobs on candidates which turn their electoral dreams into nightmares. Now imagine we ratchet that up a few notches to the point where someone creates a realistic video of that candidate in say a compromising position? Perhaps infidelity or criminal actions. But, the key is; it never happened.

Welcome to the War on Truth 2.0 and it’s all driven by sophisticated technology. This is what’s known as “DeepFake”. Video technology that can create video of you so realistic, that it’s difficult to differentiate fact from fiction. Some of this technology has only been available to big movie companies so price made it prohibitive for most to get in..

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Phys Org
February 6, 2019
Deepfake videos could destroy trust in society—here's how to restore it
Phys Org
January 28, 2019
Misinformation woes could multiply with 'deepfake' videos
January 3, 2019
Deepfakes: Fighting fake videos, from Silicon Valley to Washington
Columbia Daily Tribune
February 8, 2019
Next threat is ‘deep fakes’, says officer who found Russian meddling at MU
The Guardian
November 12, 2018
You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die
Biometric Update
December 8, 2018
Deep fake technology outpacing security countermeasures
December 12, 2018
These Full-Body Deepfakes are Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen
Bank Info Security
December 7, 2018
Face Off: Researchers Battle AI-Generated Deep Fake Videos
The Register
February 3, 2019
Oh dear! Amazon's facial recognition is racist and sexist – and there's a JLaw deep fake that will make you want to tear out your eyes
December 28, 2018
Fake video is a big problem. And it’s only going to get worse.
The New York Times
October 17, 2018
Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy?
Advocate Daily
February 12, 2019
Safeguard against 'deep-fake videos:' Duquette
February 5, 2019
Lawmakers introduce new Consumer privacy bill and Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act to support consumer privacy and battle deepfakes
Council on Foreign Affairs
October 16, 2018
Disinformation on Steroids
February 21, 2018
Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy?
March 1, 2018
What Can The Law Do About ‘Deepfake'?
The New York Times
October 15, 2018
How to Fix Fake News
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