Mar 16, 2022

Hany Farid on Deepfake Video of Zelenskyy: “It’s the Tip of the Iceberg”

From NPR

Deepfake video of Zelenskyy could be 'tip of the iceberg' in info war, experts warn

By Bobby Allyn

A fake and heavily manipulated video depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy circulated on social media and was placed on a Ukrainian news website by hackers Wednesday before it was debunked and removed.

The video, which shows a rendering of the Ukrainian president appearing to tell his soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender the fight against Russia, is a so-called deepfake that ran about a minute long...

"This is the first one we've seen that really got some legs, but I suspect it's the tip of the iceberg," said Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley who is an expert in digital media forensics.

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Hany Farid is a professor of information and electrical engineering & computer sciences at UC Berkeley.

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March 21, 2022