Fake news isn’t driving the surge in deepfake videos, pornography is – and it’s privacy that is being stripped bare
The supposed threat to fair elections, in particular, the 2020 U.S. presidential race, from “deepfakes” is getting a lot of attention online. Yet fake news is not where producers of deepfake video are putting their efforts. The overwhelming majority of deepfake video clips are, according to new research, pornographic. Unsurprisingly, then, this is about as big a privacy issue as you can get.