June 6, 2019
Imagine the scene: You’re watching a live television broadcast of your country’s leader announcing that a hostile alien force has invaded Earth and is destroying everything in their path. They urge you to flee the city immediately, and before you know it the highways are jammed with panicked people and the populous is gripped with mass hysteria. It’s not until hours later, after the looting and rioting has subdued that word reaches everyone that you’ve all been duped - the broadcast was a fake.Welcome to the future of deepfakes.