The film industry has a great interest in deepfake technology. Long-dead film stars can appear in new films, and contemporary actors can rejuvenate into their younger selves.
Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms are being misused to manipulate elections, a new study says. The Munich Security Conference discusses how to safeguard the backbone of democracy.
A Saudi "state-backed" effort saw thousands of Twitter accounts used for "aggressive" liking, retweeting, and replying to boost messages favorable to the Saudi government. Some of them were active in threads about Iran.
A politician has been asked to edit a Facebook post after alleging the government influenced decisions made by state investors. The British-born Singaporean has been accused of posting "false and misleading" statements.
Honesty is a valuable commodity, but lies are in the ascendant right now, particularly on social media. This is highly dangerous, says Christina Bergmann — and we should all do whatever we can to counter it.
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