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Facebook cracks down on deepfakes

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Facebook's ban on deepfake photos and videos comes ahead of a US House Energy and Commerce meeting on manipulated media set for January 8

Twitter seeking input on future policy for deepfakes

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Twitter wants your feedback on how it should treat synthetic or manipulated media – photos, audios, and videos 'significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning'

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Twitter logo is seen on a phone in in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP

Porn, politics are key targets in 'deepfakes' – study

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Security firm Deeptrace identifies 96% of deepfakes as 'nonconsensual pornography,' which use the images of female celebrities or others in videos manipulated using artificial intelligence

DEEPFAKE. An AFP journalist views a video on January 25, 2019, manipulated with artificial intelligence to potentially deceive viewers, or "deepfake" at his newsdesk in Washington, DC. Photo by Alexandra Robinson/AFP


Pia Wurtzbach greeted me a happy birthday, and it was scarier than you think

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Are targeted ads and algorithms getting too close for comfort? One writer's run-in with Miss Universe just might convince you.

'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The initiative announced Thursday, September 5, includes $10 million from Facebook and aims to curb what is seen as a major threat to the integrity of online information


Chinese 'deepfake' app goes viral, puts user faces on actors

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Released on Friday, the Zao app goes viral as Chinese users pounce on the chance to see themselves act out scenes from well-known movies using 'deepfake' technology

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Detecting deepfakes by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:23 AM

'The science of detecting deepfakes is, effectively, an arms race – fakers will get better at making their fictions, and so our research always has to try to keep up, and even get a bit ahead,' says a US professor

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Misinformation woes could multiply with 'deepfake' videos

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:11 PM

As the technology advances, worries are growing about how deepfakes can be used for nefarious purposes by hackers or state actors

DEEPFAKES. Paul Scharre views in his offices in Washington, DC January 25, 2019 a manipulated video by BuzzFeed with filmmaker Jordan Peele (R on screen) using readily available software and applications to change what is said by former president Barack Obama (L on screen), illustrating how deepfake technology can deceive viewers. - Photo by Robert Lever/AFP

Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There's a new class of fake content on the horizont: deepfake videos or videos that can make a certain person appear they are saying or doing something they really aren't