The best deepfakes on the web: Baby Elon, Ryan Reynolds Wonka, and beyond (Digital Trends)

Digital Trends: The best deepfakes on the web: Baby Elon, Ryan Reynolds Wonka, and beyond. “Ever since the tech first burst onto the scene, a burgeoning community of deepfake creators has assembled online. Due to the controversial nature of the technology, many of these creators weren’t willing to share their real names. But share their work and thoughts on said work? That’s another thing entirely. Here are some of the most dazzling realistic fruits of their labor.”

Bloomberg Government: Facebook, Google, Twitter Detail How to Address Deepfake Videos

Bloomberg Government: Facebook, Google, Twitter Detail How to Address Deepfake Videos. “Facebook, Twitter and Google are considering policy changes on handling realistic but fake videos and images following a widely circulated doctored video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the companies told a key lawmaker. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) asked the three companies in July 15 letters to detail how they planned to address doctored videos and images, including ‘deepfakes,’ which are manipulated content created with artificial intelligence.”

TechCrunch: An optimistic view of deepfakes

TechCrunch: An optimistic view of deepfakes. “The negative implications of deepfakes are troubling, and the better we understand them, the better we’ll be able to prevent their worst consequences. For better or worse, the technology is here to stay. But there is a ‘better’ here—deepfakes have much in the way of lighthearted upside.”

The Next Web: The world isn’t ready for deepfakes. Here’s what we need to do.

The Next Web: The world isn’t ready for deepfakes. Here’s what we need to do.. “But here’s the thing: deepfakes are getting so impossibly convincing, even the best discerners aided with the right technology are having trouble telling the difference between what’s faked and what’s real. This isn’t a parlor trick. In the right hands, deepfakes have the potential to destabilize entire societies—and we’re nowhere near ready to deal with the threat.”

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s decision to keep up doctored Pelosi video

CNET: Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s decision to keep up doctored Pelosi video. “Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the social network could have acted more quickly to flag a doctored video that made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk. But he defended the company’s decision to leave up the video, one version of which got nearly 3 million views on social media.”

SEEING ISN’T BELIEVING: The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video (Washington Post)

The Washington Post: SEEING ISN’T BELIEVING: The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video. “The Internet is increasingly populated with false and misleading videos. These videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and everyday users — are viewed by millions. The Fact Checker set out to develop a universal language to label manipulated video and hold creators and sharers of this misinformation accountable. We have found three main ways video is being altered: footage taken out of context, deceptively edited or deliberately altered.”

CNN: Instagram head says company is evaluating how to handle deepfakes

CNN: Instagram head says company is evaluating how to handle deepfakes . “Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the photo-sharing platform is still figuring out how to address doctored videos, also known as deepfakes. ‘We don’t have a policy against deepfakes currently,’ Mosseri told CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King in an interview that aired Tuesday. ‘We’re trying to evaluate if we wanted to do that and if so, how you would define deepfakes.'”