One Seattle TV station has come under fire for airing a doctored video of President Trump’s national address on border security with the apparent intent to make him look stupid.
In a side-by-side comparison video viewable on the next page, Q13 Fox in Seattle appears to have broadcasted a version of address edited ‘on the fly’, turning the president’s skin color a ludicrous shade of orange. Using what appears to be deepfake technology, the footage shows President Trump sticking his tongue out and licking his lips between sentences in a bizarre manner.
Deepfake technology has gotten scary good recently. It’s an AI-based technology used to produce or alter video content so that it presents something that didn’t actually occur. Fake images and videos are being made to create everything from realistic revenge porn to political propaganda and has made such progress that even experts can have a hard time telling the deepfakes from the real thing.
See the fake video of President Trump on the next page: