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Fake News and Misinformation

Deepfakes

A deepfake is a phony video, audio, or photo that looks real. This can be done by swapping faces or making it appear like someone said or did something they didn't.

How to spot a deepfake:

  • Flickering, blurring, or glitching
  • Bodies don't match their face
  • Short video clips
  • No sound or mismatched lip syncing
  • Unbelievable footage

Deepfake comparison

Image: MIT Technology Review

Image Evaluation

Image Evaluation

Often photographs are recycled and/or doctored to fuel interest and provide visual "proof" for fake news. Knowing how to do a reverse image search can help you identify most photographs like this.

Deepfake News