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A Guide to Understanding Deepfakes
Francesco Marconi and Till Daldrup write for the Neiman Journalism Lab, “Artificial intelligence is fueling the next phase of misinformation. The new type of synthetic media known as deepfakes poses major challenges for newsrooms when it comes to verification.” The Wall Street Journal launched the WSJ Media Forensics Committee, an internal deepfakes task force that will host training seminars with reporters, create newsroom guides, and work with academic institutions to identify how to use technology to fight this misinformation. The authors provide an overview of what deepfakes are and how to identify them.
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