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Deepfake videos pose a threat, but 'dumbfakes' may be worse

Updated : July 23, 2019 11:24 AM IST

Unlike deepfakes, which require sophisticated artificial intelligence, audio manipulation and facial mapping technology, dumbfakes can be made simply by varying the speed of the video or selective editing.
Some fake videos, for instance, mislabel authentic historical footage of public unrest or police activity with incorrect dates or locations to falsely suggest they depict breaking news.
Deepfake videos pose a threat, but 'dumbfakes' may be worse
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