What happens when seeing isn’t believing? Deepfake technology has been around for a long time. It’s used in movies and we use it through apps on our phone. But this type of technology could be devastating if abused. This week, Heritage’s leading expert in tech policy, Klon Kitchen, will explain more on what deepfake media is, examples of deepfakes that already exist, and the risks this type of technology poses to our democracy and national security.

Show Notes:
Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security
https://www.heritage.org/homeland-security/event/deep-fakes-looming-challenge-privacy-democracy-and-national-security
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3213954
Nancy Pelosi Cheap Fake https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/24/facebook-leaves-fake-nancy-pelosi-video-on-site

Instagram Accounts: @drfakenstein @the_fakening

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Bob Wainwright Member

    I wonder if at some point courts will be forced to only accept video evidence that is recorded on old fashioned analog video cameras. 

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    • August 8, 2019, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  2. Roberto, Crusty Old Timer Member

    I’ve been mulling over the idea of some type of md5 checksum being released alongside all audio and video data. This wouldn’t guard against deception in primary sources and there are flaws in md5 itself but it would mitigate against someone taking a primary source and modifying it surreptitiously.

    It is after all how we verify many software packages currently. 

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    • August 8, 2019, at 9:38 PM PDT
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  3. Michelle Cordero Contributor

    Bob Wainwright (View Comment):

    I wonder if at some point courts will be forced to only accept video evidence that is recorded on old fashioned analog video cameras.

    Does that mean if we all took video we would have to stop using our phones and the technology pendulum would have to swing all the way back the other way? Interesting … 

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    • August 11, 2019, at 10:21 AM PDT
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  4. Timothy Doescher Contributor

    Michelle Cordero (View Comment):

    Bob Wainwright (View Comment):

    I wonder if at some point courts will be forced to only accept video evidence that is recorded on old fashioned analog video cameras.

    Does that mean if we all took video we would have to stop using our phones and the technology pendulum would have to swing all the way back the other way? Interesting …

    If it’s OK, I’ll just keep using my phone. I’m not going back to Hi8!!! 

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    • August 11, 2019, at 10:28 AM PDT
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  5. Michelle Cordero Contributor

    Timothy Doescher (View Comment):

    Michelle Cordero (View Comment):

    Bob Wainwright (View Comment):

    I wonder if at some point courts will be forced to only accept video evidence that is recorded on old fashioned analog video cameras.

    Does that mean if we all took video we would have to stop using our phones and the technology pendulum would have to swing all the way back the other way? Interesting …

    If it’s OK, I’ll just keep using my phone. I’m not going back to Hi8!!!

    Don’t lie Tim. You’re not even on Facebook. This is as risky as you get commenting here ;) 

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    • August 15, 2019, at 8:56 PM PDT
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