Drew Harwell on deep fakes:
The video showed the woman in a pink off-the-shoulder top, sitting on a bed, smiling a convincing smile. It was her face. But it had been seamlessly grafted, without her knowledge or consent, onto someone else’s body: a young pornography actress, just beginning to disrobe for the start of a graphic sex scene. A crowd of unknown users had been passing it around online.
This will not end well. Scarlett Johansson has been a victim of deep fakes:
Nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image or anyone else’s onto a different body and making it look as eerily realistic as desired… The fact is that trying to protect yourself from the Internet and its depravity is basically a lost cause… The Internet is a vast wormhole of darkness that eats itself.