Deepfakes, Misinformation, and What Journalists Can Do About Them

A few weeks ago BuzzFeed published a video of former President Barack Obama making some decidedly out-of-character quips. What’s most noteworthy about the video, however, isn’t that Obama made the remarks, but rather, that he didn’t. Instead, a voice recording of actor Jordan Peele impersonating Obama was fed into a media synthesis algorithm that generated the video.

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