Deepfakes are phony audio or videos manipulated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. It isn't just photoshop or face swapping-- deepfakes are used to make individuals appear as though they are doing or saying something they never did. Watch the video below to learn more.
Identifying deepfakes can be challenging without the assistance of emerging technologies. When watching a video that seems suspicious, follow this advice from MIT Media Lab:
Try it out! Can you Detect Fakes?
Remember that even if you can't identify whether the video is a deepfake just by watching it, you can use SIFT to find out more information and determine if the video is trustworthy.
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