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'Deep fakes' most sinister threat yet to U.S. elections, devastating to democracy
The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 12/02/2018 4:48:25 PM PST by jazusamo

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. leaders say Vladimir Putin used a familiar cyber playbook to “muck around” in the midterm elections last month, but intelligence officials and key lawmakers believe a much more sinister, potentially devastating threat lies just down the road — one that represents an attack on reality itself.

Policy insiders and senators of both parties believe the Russian president or other actors hostile to the U.S. will rely on “deep fakes” to throw the 2020 presidential election cycle into chaos, taking their campaign to influence American voters and destabilize society to a new level.

The eerie process, which relies on cutting-edge, deep-learning algorithm technology, produces high-quality audio and video of individuals saying things they never said or doing things they never did. The phony video, analysts say, will be virtually indistinguishable from real footage, mimicking voices, speaking patterns, facial expressions and surroundings to a frighteningly realistic degree.

U.S. officials attending a high-level national security forum last week say the technology is the next major threat to American elections and potentially to democracy itself, and analysts say the nefarious possibilities are virtually endless.

U.S. military researchers see deep fakes as a top priority, and lawmakers say cooperation among the armed forces, technology sector and Congress will be necessary to counter them.

“We are heading to an era where deep fakes technology is going to cause real chaos,” Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska Republican, told a room full of military, intelligence and national security officials Friday during the annual Texas National Security Forum.

“It’s going to destroy human lives, it’s going to roil financial markets, and it might well spur military conflicts around the world,” said Mr. Sasse, echoing what military and intelligence officials say privately...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: 2020election; bensasse; cyberwarfare; deepfakes; electionfraud; elections; nationalsecurity; phonyvideo; russia
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1 posted on 12/02/2018 4:48:25 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

How cool.

The post-truth world becomes reality.

This will be grand fun if nothing else.


2 posted on 12/02/2018 4:57:51 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: jazusamo

Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?


3 posted on 12/02/2018 5:00:51 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: jazusamo

Why is it that our enemies seem so far advanced in their cyber technologies?


4 posted on 12/02/2018 5:01:07 PM PST by onedoug
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To: jazusamo

This sounds like a cover for when real videos of deep state/Clinton/Obama crimes are released.


5 posted on 12/02/2018 5:01:14 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: jazusamo
The eerie process, which relies on cutting-edge, deep-learning algorithm technology, produces high-quality audio and video of individuals saying things they never said or doing things they never did.

Translation: You are about to see films of major Democrat figures worshiping Satan and sacrificing children. Don't be alarmed. It's just Putin trying to fool you.

6 posted on 12/02/2018 5:01:19 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: jazusamo

The most sinister threat comes from the millions of fraudulently documented foreigners voting in our elections.

Few are Russians.


7 posted on 12/02/2018 5:01:44 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: jazusamo

Well, the Democrats almost pulled this off the old fashioned way with Kavanaugh. All they needed was some HD video to back up Ford’s claims...and everyone would have believed her. :)


8 posted on 12/02/2018 5:01:53 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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To: Mariner

If true can you imagine the chaos this could cause, not only with elections but with daily life being we’re in the electronic age.


9 posted on 12/02/2018 5:03:04 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Mariner

We will have ways of finding which are real, which are fake and what the truth is.


10 posted on 12/02/2018 5:03:34 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: reasonisfaith

There will be no deals.


11 posted on 12/02/2018 5:04:34 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: jazusamo

Democrat vote fraud.

That is what’s killing the Republic.


12 posted on 12/02/2018 5:04:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: reasonisfaith

Not for crimes like human sacrifice.


13 posted on 12/02/2018 5:05:17 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: reasonisfaith

When videos of Clinton crimes are released we will know they are real.


14 posted on 12/02/2018 5:06:09 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: jazusamo

The pre-Trump U.S. government has extensive experience overthrowing, corrupting, undermining and compromising the elections of other countries and that includes our own country. It’s certainly not the Russians who concern me the most.


15 posted on 12/02/2018 5:06:19 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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MAGA!

Let's Wrap This Baby Up, Folks!

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16 posted on 12/02/2018 5:06:40 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Mariner

Sounds like you’re already believing the lie.


17 posted on 12/02/2018 5:07:27 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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Washington Post is a deep fake.


18 posted on 12/02/2018 5:07:59 PM PST by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: jazusamo

Sen. Ben Sasse should know. He is a deep fake.


19 posted on 12/02/2018 5:09:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: dragnet2

Totally agree...This would give real legs to a group like the cabal of our 2016 election.


20 posted on 12/02/2018 5:09:57 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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