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Truth or Fake: Are deepfakes dangerous?

Deepfakes: are they dangerous?
Deepfakes: are they dangerous? © Observers

Deepfakes recently came made the news because of Tom Cruise videos posted on TikTok. These ultra-realistic but fake videos were made by a special effects specialist and are considered some of the best ever made. But are deepfakes dangerous? Could they swing elections, disinform people on a large scale?

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In this special edition of Truth or Fake, Tristan Werkmeister from France 24 Observers analyses the main themes surrounding deepfakes: how they are made, their current uses, detection tools and their potential dangers. Answers in the video below:

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