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The real dangers of deepfake, explored


December 11, 2021

By Damian Wilson is a UK journalist, ex-Fleet Street editor, financial industry consultant and political communications special advisor in the UK and EU

Incredibly realistic deepfakes and shoddy shallowfakes reveal quantum leaps in technology that have potential to cause mayhem, but new book ‘Trust No One’ finds time and money are key to keeping a lid on false ‘reality’ – for now.

Back at the dawn of Adobe Photoshop, as a journalist working in the gutter press, my colleagues and I used to exercise our minds over the boundless possibilities to distort the news and have a laugh by mocking up fake images and pegging a story alongside.

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