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How to Spot a Fake Video

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How to Spot a Fake Video

Using an increasingly sophisticated method for making fake videos, or “deepfakes,” video editors can realistically face-swap someone into a video. (As our sister site Gizmodo reports, the technology has been especially popular for making fake celebrity porn.) Deepfakes will soon make it hard to tell when a video of a famous figure is real. To demonstrate, BuzzFeed and director Jordan Peele created a “deepfake” of Barack Obama saying things like “President Trump is a total and complete dipshit.” While this isn’t the most convincing deepfake video, it’s enough to fool some people, especially someone watching a low-res copy on a...

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