Deepfake technology is an Artificial Intelligence based technology used to produce or alter images, videos and audio clips with the intent of making people believe something is real when it is not. Although it can be judiciously applied to improving or repairing video contents, and even in medical field for synthesis of CT scan from MRI images, most creators use deepfake technology for malicious purposes.
Deepfakes are feared to be one of the growing threats to the integrity of the 2020 U.S. elections because they are likely to be created and shared maliciously. They can be used by candidates (and/or their supporters) to make fascinating video and audio clips of their opponents doing and saying things they never did or said in other to discredit or misrepresent them.
This book illustrates some of the possible ways deepfake technology can be used in the upcoming 2020 U.S. elections starting with the Democratic Party primaries. It also describes some of the deepfake detection technologies and the few things to look out for in other to tell a fake from a real video.