Fake Videos of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton Have Emerged
Top tech firms have been cracking down on savvy internet users who continue to create fake, AI-assisted porn of many of Hollywood’s leading ladies.
But now it seems the videos, also known as ‘deepfakes,’ have taken an even darker turn.
‘Deepfakes’ hobbyists have begun using the technology to create digitally-altered videos of world leaders, including President Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin, former president Barack Obama and former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Experts warn the videos could be realistic enough to manipulate future elections and global political as soon as 2020.
Many of the videos, published on YouTube by user ‘derpfakes,’ are being closely watched by experts like Hany Farid, a computer science professor who specializes in digital forensics and image analysis at Dartmouth College.