Title

Deep Fakes: A Looming Crisis for National Security, Democracy and Privacy?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-21-2018

Publisher

The Lawfare Institute

Language

en-US

Abstract

“We are truly fucked.” That was Motherboard’s spot-on reaction to deep fake sex videos (realistic-looking videos that swap a person’s face into sex scenes actually involving other people). And that sleazy application is just the tip of the iceberg. As Julian Sanchez tweeted, “The prospect of any Internet rando being able to swap anyone’s face into porn is incredibly creepy. But my first thought is that we have not even scratched the surface of how bad ‘fake news’ is going to get.” Indeed.

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