The Intercept: U.S. Special Forces Want to Use Deepfakes for Psy-Ops
The U.S. government spent years warning deepfakes could destabilize democratic societies.
U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for some of the country’s most secretive military endeavors, is gearing up to conduct internet propaganda and deception campaigns online using deepfake videos, according to federal contracting documents reviewed by The Intercept.
The plans, which also describe hacking internet-connected devices to eavesdrop in order to assess foreign populations’ susceptibility to propaganda, come at a time of intense global debate over technologically sophisticated “disinformation” campaigns, their effectiveness, and the ethics of their use.
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Update #1: US special forces may use deepfake technology for psy-ops, report says (The Independent)
Update #2: US Special Ops Wants To Use Deepfakes To Conduct ‘Propaganda And Deception’ Campaigns (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: Deepfake videos are getting better and better with each passing year. I can easily see this technology being successful in duping a certain percentage of a target audience.