NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Forget the idea of “seeing is believing.” New technology is making digital media manipulation easier than ever.

The result? Phony videos that are popping up across the web.

One video making the rounds is of former-President Barack Obama delivering a speech that he never actually made. It’s part of a video trend circulating the internet called Deepfake, which has made it tougher to tell what’s real and what’s not.

“It’s very concerning because as people get better with this software we’re able to not just use celebrities, they’re able to use a neighbor in a video and compromise that person,” FITECH Senior Vice President Duarte Pereira said.

Pereira says in recent months, the videos started appearing on Reddit. They’re created by a program called Fake App, which superimposes videos of one person’s face on another person’s body.

“The way they do it is they identify things in your face like your eyebrows, nose as they break your face down into smaller pieces,” tech expert Ram Jayaraman said.

Until recently, the artificial intelligence video technology was only used by major Hollywood productions. Social media apps like Snapchat have made the face-morphing technology all too easy to obtain.

Experts are worried it could have serious moral implications, like framing people for crimes or putting celebrities’ faces on pornographic performers.

There’s also concern the technology could be used to circulate fake news and smear politicians.

Reddit took steps to ban a number of Deepfake groups that had tens of thousands of members, but experts say people are still accessing the tool on the dark web.

Views: 43

Latest Activity

cheeki kea commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post US AIRSTRIKES KILL 62 PEOPLE IN COASTAL SOMALI TOWN
"Well we know where the survivors will go, straight into the migration pact. coming soon to a neighbourhood near you. They will kill innocent citizens and run amok in your streets like they did in my city. Be ready for them !! ( - fortunately on the…"
1 hour ago
cheeki kea favorited Central Scrutinizer's blog post US AIRSTRIKES KILL 62 PEOPLE IN COASTAL SOMALI TOWN
2 hours ago
Burbia commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post INVESTIGATION REVEALS US SPORTSWEAR MADE IN SWEATSHOP BY "RE-EDUCATED" CHINESE MUSLIMS
"工作是免費的 Gōngzuò shì miǎnfèi de"
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Burbia posted videos
2 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on jim's blog post Welcome to the Future ! GROSS.... Tasting the World’s First Test-Tube Steak
2 hours ago
cheeki kea posted a video

Muttonbirds - Nature

1992 single from The Muttonbirds featuring backing vocals by kiwi Goddess Jan Hellriegel. Sorry for the retarded "coming up" caps... bloody useless Juice TV!...
2 hours ago
Burbia commented on Marklar's Ghost's blog post Google Endorses 12160.info
3 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post Never Forget: 4 Tons of COCAINE Found At CIA Plane Crash
"it's not from a fictional character , but yes, NATURE makes the best shit, ya said yourself puha's not for pregnant women....ur gawd would be a killa then right???...the ridiculous religious logic fuks me up everytime ;)~"
3 hours ago
Burbia commented on jim's blog post Welcome to the Future ! GROSS.... Tasting the World’s First Test-Tube Steak
3 hours ago
Central Scrutinizer commented on Marklar's Ghost's blog post Google Endorses 12160.info
"Oh hellz ya...Franky Baby!!! "
3 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Central Scrutinizer's blog post Never Forget: 4 Tons of COCAINE Found At CIA Plane Crash
"Don't take anything from Govt. sponsored drug runners, the stuff could kill you. Instead just check out what's growing free in the fields or down in the local creeks. Gods own bounty awaits. ( my back yard weeds consist of puha, mushrooms,…"
3 hours ago
Burbia commented on Marklar's Ghost's blog post Google Endorses 12160.info
3 hours ago
Burbia commented on Central Scrutinizer's video
Thumbnail

WHO Agency Declared Roundup Weed Killer As Cancer Causing - The Ring Of Fire

"Why is Monsanto headquartered in St. Louis? from Andy D. Thanks for your question, Andy! The man who founded the original Monsanto, John F. Queeny, was living in St. Louis when he started the new company in 1901. He picked this location both…"
3 hours ago
Thomas Less posted blog posts
3 hours ago
Burbia commented on Chris of the family Masters's blog post Is Social Media Really Social?
"Jewish Internet Defense Force The Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) is an organization that uses social media to mobilize support for campaigns against websites and Facebook groups that promote or praise what it describes…"
3 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2018   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted