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How Deepfake Videos Are Used to Spread Disinformation


Although the usage of deepfakes in the recently discovered pro-China disinformation campaign was ham handed, it opens a new chapter in information warfare. In recent weeks, another video using similar A.I. technology was uncovered online, showing fictitious people who described themselves as Americans, promoting support for the government of Burkina Faso, which faces scrutiny for links to Russia.A.I. software, which can easily be purchased online, can create “videos in a matter of minutes and subscriptions start at just a few dollars a month,” Mr. Stubbs said. “That makes it easier to produce content at scale.”Graphika linked the two fake Wolf News presenters to technology made by a British A.I. company called Synthesi …

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