Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

by Nina Schick
Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

by Nina Schick


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Uncover everything you need to know about "deepfakes" and what could become the biggest information and communications meltdown in world history.

In a world of deepfakes, it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what isn't. As advances in artificial intelligence, video creation, and online trolling continue, deepfakes pose not only a real threat to democracy — they threaten to take voter manipulation to unprecedented new heights. This crisis of misinformation which we now face has since been dubbed the "Infocalypse."

In DEEPFAKES, investigative journalist Nina Schick uses her expertise from working in the field to reveal shocking examples of deepfakery and explain the dangerous political consequences of the Infocalypse, both in terms of national security and what it means for public trust in politics. This all-too-timely book also unveils what this all means for us as individuals, how deepfakes will be used to intimidate and to silence, for revenge and fraud, and just how truly unprepared governments and tech companies are for what's coming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538754306
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 537,423
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nina Schick regularly contributes to international broadcasters including CNN, Bloomberg, Sky, and the BBC. Her work has been published by the Times, the Telegraph, and the New Statesman, amongst others. She is a political commentator, advisor, and public speaker, specializing in how technology is reshaping politics in the 21st century. She holds degrees from Cambridge University and University College London. She divides her time between London, Berlin and Kathmandu.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "fucked-up dystopia" 6

1 R/Deepfakes 24

2 Russia: the master 52

3 The West: the internal threat 86

4 The Rest: global information disorder 118

5 Deepfakes in the Wild 138

6 Covid-19: a global virus 166

7 Allies, Unite! 188

Resources 208

Endnotes 211

Interviewees 223

Acknowledgements 224

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