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'It's kind of the Wild West': Media gears up for onslaught of deepfakes

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2019
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A low-tech doctored clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month spotlighted the growing challenge of combating misinformation this election season.

A video of Republican Mitt Romney saying in 2012 that 47 percent of Americans were dependent on the government helped sink his presidential bid, and an unearthed clip of President Donald Trump bragging about grabbing women shook up the 2016 campaign.

In 2020, the race could again be rattled by video that emerges of candidates — but this time, media organizations are worried about being able to tell if...

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