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CBSN Originals | Deepfakes and the Fog of Truth

CBS, 14 Oct 2021
Deepfakes, or videos doctored to show people saying or doing things they didn’t say or do, are on the rise. As the technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, realistic-looking deepfake videos of celebrities' faces pasted onto other bodies, world leaders making false or provocative statements, and everyday people being turned into pornography performers are upending lives and threatening our understanding of the truth. More alarming still, this increasingly accessible technology is helping sow doubt in all videos -- real or fake. A new CBSN Originals documentary in the Reverb series reveals the growing threat posed by technology that makes lies look true and the truth seem false.

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