Deepfake videos are proliferating on social media and the internet, and most of them are focused on politics and the coming U.S. election, according to a study by an AI-powered “synthetic media” hunting startup.
“It’s far worse than you might think,” Jean-Claude Goldenstein, CEO of CREOpoint, said in a statement. “At a time of political instability paired with rapid technology changes in video manipulation and algorithmic amplification, we’re potentially barreling toward a catastrophically impacted election in just weeks.”
60% of deepfake videos now target politics.
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