Expert warns of “terrifying” potential of digitally-altered video


Alec Baldwin is to some a perfect stand-in for President Donald Trump. But in a digitally-altered video online, the president’s face has been digitally stamped onto Baldwin’s performance.

It’s part of a wave of doctored audio and video now spreading online.

“The idea that someone could put another person’s face on an individual’s body, that would be like a homerun for anyone who wants to interfere in a political process,” said Virginia Senator Mark Warner. He believes manipulated video could be a game-changer in global politics.

“This is now going to be the new reality, surely by 2020, but potentially even as early as this year,” he said.

“Derpfakes” is the anonymous YouTuber who has made fake videos of President Trump, Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin, based off of performances by the cast of “Saturday Night Live.”

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