Is NYT Doing Preemptive Damage Control on Pending Video Releases?

Supposedly sources within the NYPD say that Anthony Weiner’s laptop contained a folder named “life insurance” which included videos that hillary and the DNC would rather not see released.

In any case, the technology to manufacture fake videos has been available for years to well-funded actors, so it’s interesting that the NYT is only talking about it now that it’s becoming cheap enough that the establishment no longer has a monopoly on “fake news”.  Of course the veracity of any information source is inversely proportional to its level of economic entanglement in the status quo.  By that measure the NYT is the least trustworthy source imaginable.

Here Come the Fake Videos, Too

Artificial intelligence video tools make it relatively easy to put one person’s face on another person’s body with few traces of manipulation. I tried it on myself. What could go wrong?….

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