Deepfakes deceiving fans of celebrities on TikTok

Published April 24, 2022

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Yahoo reported on the suspected deepfake TikTok account of Robert Pattinson and quoted Siwei Lyu, who researches digital forgeries and machine learning. Lyu believes the account is impersonating Pattinson with high-quality deepfake technology. "The high level of realism of those videos are pretty startling, but I'm not surprised," Lyu said. He added that deepfake videos tend to be "low quality to hide particular artifacts," or features that indicate facial warping. The story noted that Lyu and his students are working on programs to detect digitally manipulated content, like an algorithm that can pick up on features that humans may not catch.

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