How Baby Shark is endangering the US midterms

Published October 31, 2022


Yahoo was among the news outlets to quote Siwei Lyu, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in a story that reports on the increase in deepfake videos and their potential effect on elections, such as one showing President Biden singing the Baby Shark song.

The story quoted Lyu, who has studied user behavior around deepfakes and who argues that more needs to be done to educate social media users. Lyu said: “Social media world is very biased, very polarized. People are living in their echo chambers. Everybody has confirmation bias, and we like to see evidence supporting our beliefs.”

Read the story here. It was also covered by numerous other international news outlets, including The Independent.