To the hotheads in the audience
Before you send off a nasty email to me about this, please try your best to understand that this article is not about a Democrat or Republican or a socialist or a communist or a whatever-ist. It’s about fakery on the Internet.
Today, for example, artificial intelligence techniques are putting the heads of famous actors and actresses on the bodies of porn stars: As far as anyone can tell when watching the movie, the “porn star” is, in fact, the innocent victim who would never appear in such a film.
A recent viral YouTube video showed Nancy Pelosi appearing to be drunk while giving a speech. The effect was the result of a deep fake, a term you will soon be hearing more about. In reality, she spoke normally.
A new movie coming out soon will co-star James Dean, even though he is long dead — again, the product of artificial intelligence technology. The doctored photo below is just one example of how a photo of one man and his father can be turned into something sinister that will be forwarded on Facebook, a million times a day. Expect to see more of this as we get closer to the 2020 elections.
So, hotheads in the audience, please hold your hate mail calling me a commie or socialist or liberal or whatever. This is not about a political party, it’s about fake media — fake media of the worst kind.
My original article is below. —CW
By Chuck Woodbury
This photo of Congressman Adam Schiff (D) has been circulating on the Web. It shows him with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein looking very chummy. A sex toy is shown on the table.
You can imagine how fast something like this would be forwarded by Schiff-haters across all social media platforms.
The problem is, the photo is fake. Here’s the real photo, minus the sex toy. It’s Schiff with his 90-year-old father taken Thanksgiving 2017. Epstein’s head and the sex toy were added to create the false and intentionally damaging photo.
No matter what your political beliefs, or what you think of Congressman Schiff, this kind of thing is wrong and dangerous to our democracy. Expect to see a lot of it in the upcoming political season, originating from unethical people of both parties.
Be careful what you forward on your social media pages or you will simply be part of the “fake media.”
Oh, while we’re talking about fakes. Which of these two women is a real live human being and which is totally fake, the product of artificial intelligence?
Scroll down a bit for the answer.
The woman on the right is real. The one of the left is fake. She never existed.