The World Needs Deepfake Experts to Stem This Chaos

Myanmar Deepfake

Source: Sam Gregory
Affiliation: Wired

This article describes a situation in Myanmar in which a political prisoner's confession video was accused as being a deepfake because of its low quality. While online deepfake detectors predicted that there is over a 90% chance that it is a deepfake, other compelling arguments for the video's authenticity have been made. This situation exposes the need to better prepare for both deception by deepfakes and deception by writing a real video off as a deepfake. The article makes some concrete suggestions for how to be better prepared for a world with deepfakes in it.

Keywords: Computer Science , Deepfakes , Tech Ethics