Jan 25, 2021

Channel 4 Deepfake Queen complaints dropped by Ofcom

Media regulator Ofcom has decided not to take any action over Channel 4's use of a "Deepfaked" video of the Queen. It also argued the message of the video as a whole was a warning about the importance of trust, and how easily convincing fake images and video can be created - even uploading a behind-the-scenes video about its creation. After airing on national television in the UK, the video has spread widely online, racking up nearly two million views on YouTube alone. Deepfakes work by training a computer to draw a person's face by showing it thousands of photographs of that person, ideally from many different angles and in different lighting conditions. The computer can then draw that person's face on top of another actor's performance.

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