[VIDEO][NOT FAKE] Technology has reached the point that fake videos will become a real and present danger to national security. The technology has become so good that the mindless masses could be easily directed by video scenes that inflame passions. They will be used to play on preconceived beliefs and bias. The Russians achieved some of that with just a few Facebook ads. What happens when it hits YouTube and is taken for reality?
As Written and Reported By Susan Jones for CNS News:
Realistic fake videos increasingly pose a major threat to our democracy, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday.
“Deep fakes — are you familiar with that term?” Rubio asked William Evanina, tapped by President Trump to be the next director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.
Evanina said no, so Rubio explained:
“A deep fake is the ability to manipulate sound images or video to make it appear that a certain person did something that they didn’t do.” The senator said the videos are increasingly realistic, thanks to advances in technology.
“I think you can only imagine what a nation-state could do with that technology, particularly to our politics,” Rubio said.
If we could imagine for a moment, a foreign intelligence agency could use deep fakes to produce a fake video of an American politician using a racial epithet or taking a bribe, or anything of that nature.
They could use a fake video of a U.S. soldier massacring civilians overseas. They could use a fake video of a U.S. official admitting a secret plan to do some conspiracy theory of some kind. They could use a fake video of a prominent official discussing some sort of impending disaster that could sow panic………
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