Infodemic Spread Through Disinformation and Misinformation is More Fatal than the Pandemic

We had barely become accustomed to the idea of a pandemic before an onslaught of new terms took over our lives on the online world and social media. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was fighting not only the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but also the infodemic: “Trust reliable news sources, not social media […]

Can You Expose Deepfakes On Zoom?

“Life under quarantine” brought on by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation. The video conference app Zoom has largely replaced face-to-face meetings. Now there is one more thing that the world has to deal with: zoombombing! This may only be a foreshock. In the previous article, we raised the question, “Are […]

The Art Of Twisting The Facts

A contradiction in terms creates ambiguity in perception. One word may carry a positive meaning for some, while implying something completely negative to others. The word fight may be understood as a struggle toward a righteous goal, or as the use of violence and force to subdue someone. Does dream mean the beginning of a […]

Can Facebook’s Ban On Deepfakes Prevent Disinformation?

Facebook appears to be leading the global social media fight against the deepfake threat. Facebook initiated a Deepfake Detection Challenge (DFDC) organization with a $10-million award to promote the development of a tool that can detect manipulated synthetic media. It also announced that it would remove the artificial intelligence-based deepfake media content that poses a […]

Deepfake Inspires Art: Surrealism Out, Unrealism In!

“Art for art’s sake, or art for society’s sake?” has been a long-standing clich of art sociology and philosophy. The proponents of “art for art’s sake” must be dwindling in numbers. Otherwise, it would not have been so easy for deepfake the greatest danger to the values of societya to creep into art. Salvador Dali […]

When A Deepfake Troller Becomes A Phenomenon

The standard definition of a phenomenon is “something or someone that attracts attention and admiration exceptional enough to create an emotional bond.” Undoubtedly, the making of an online phenomenon, especially on social media, is measured by its number of followers. Trolls loom as the agitators, troublemakers, and manipulation experts of the online world. While phenomena […]

Influencers Grow An Appetite For Computer-Built Deepfake Models

Just like consumerism, marketing knows no bounds, especially in the information technology industry where consumer preferences can change with blinding speed. There is no need to go as far back as CD-ROMs or DVDs; in the era of cloud, even flash disks and hard disks seem to be going out of fashion.  Is the consumerism […]

Are Those Real People You Meet On Zoom?

Manage the risk, so you don’t have to manage the crisis. This motto does not belong to the author of this article. You are likely to find reflections on this saying in many places. It emphasizes the importance of being aware of dangers and threats before something bad happens to you. Otherwise, when the danger […]

Are They Really the People You Think You are Meeting on Zoom?

Manage the risk, so you don’t have to manage the crisis. This motto does not belong to the author of this article. You are likely to find reflections on this saying in many places. It emphasizes the importance of being aware of dangers and threats before something bad happens to you. Otherwise, when the danger […]

Deepfake Loves Murky Times

The world was getting ready to face 2020 with an onslaught of deepfake attacks; instead, it is at a loss in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus onslaught. Most of us would probably prefer deepfake to COVID-19. Alas, the situation that has spiraled into a “pandemic” gave nobody a choice. Don’t lose sight of deepfake […]