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True Lies: Fake-Video Technology Called ‘Toxic’ Threat to National Security


The rapidly evolving technology that produces “deep fakes”—convincing videos of people saying and doing things that are completely concocted—is now widely accessible, and creating nightmarish scenarios of extortion and theft, according to a forthcoming paper in the California Law Review.

The paper, titled “Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security,” also argues that phony videos have wider consequences for democracies, including the disruption of elections and military conflict.

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