Deep Fakes: We should aim to curb the Liar’s Dividend(Mint)

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Science & Technology (T)

Topic: Emerging Technologies

Issue: Deepfakes


  • A deepfake is an artificial image or video generated by a special kind of machine learning called “deep” learning.


  • Liars Dividend : Anyone who is caught on tape doing something wrong will be able to dismiss the evidence of wrongdoing by claiming it is just another deep fake.
    • Evidence can be so easily falsified that nothing can be relied upon to serve as legitimate evidence of wrongdoing.
  • Misinformation and Fake News
  • Political Manipulation
  • Erosion of trust in media and information sources
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