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Detecting 'DeepFake' Videos in the Blink of an Eye


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It's actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed.

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A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called "deepfakes" after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique—which may have chosen its name because the process uses a technical method called "deep learning"—these fake videos look very realistic.

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