How Deepfakes Scramble Our Sense of True and False

"Danielle Citron, a law professor at Boston University, tells Sleepwalkers that deepfakes are being used to harass women, both in private and in public. Last year, a porn video edited to depict Indian investigative journalist Rana Ayyub appeared after she criticized a Hindu nationalist political party. Citron says similar targeted attacks could be used against politicians or CEOs.

Despite such work, it’s far from clear that the truth can always win out over AI fakes, which are rapidly improving. Citron warns that just the concept of high-quality AI fakery may damage our concept of truth. “When nothing is believable, the mischief doer can say ‘Well, you can’t believe anything,’” she says."