The internet has long had a problem for fake news. What exactly is real, we will never know unless we can be bothered enough to make the effort to find out. Because of this rare occurrence amongst us lazy humans, we are easily swayed to believe what we see
Everything has a purpose. Whatever messages, or even propaganda for want of a better word, that the media is pushing, there’s a hidden meaning.
Deepfakes are videos which use technology to make a person look as though they are saying or doing something, which they are in fact not. And the potential possibilities of what is capable of deepfakes, is relatively frightening.
A recent example of this was just before the General Election in the U
Being able to tell notice fake news hasn’t always been difficult. We’ve become desensitised to photoshop and computer generated imagery, especially in films. People tend to see what they want to see or believe. Our biases mean that we usually believe first, then look for things and reasons to support those beliefs. Unfortunately, this is the way that we process information.
Producing audio and videos which distorts reality, are becoming easier to produce. Creating deception on a scale, and of a nature, different from what we have seen before.
This raises questions surrounding the issue of how insincere politicians, criminals, and crooks, free rein to deny the validity of what is in fact, real footage. Painstakingly, when journalists make the attempt to establish whether the footage is real…it can backfire due it stirring up the possibility that there may be truth.
In amidst a constant flow of misinformation, fake news, will we even care to constantly figure out what is real and detect the deception? Or will we view most information as untrustworthy.
We need to be informed otherwise we’ll be forever clueless, we need to care.