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Latest “Deepfake” Videos Could Cause Massive Shift in Informational Reality

I have seen the harbinger of informational doom, and it is Steve Buscemi’s face on Jennifer Lawrence’s body.

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This modern world is growing smaller by the minute as our species continues to push the boundaries of space and of time.

In the realm of space, we are learning more everyday, and we are being surprised along the way with incidents such as our recent bout of “FRB”‘s.

As time goes, however, technology is speeding up the processes of creation in ways that many never thought possible.  Where you once had to carry hundreds of pounds of fragile equipment around simply to take one single photograph, we can now capture, edit, and publish movies all from our cell phones.  Thanks to this widespread use of the technology, the power of the computing systems behind it have been honed as well, leading to the ability to create some of the most stunning visual effects ever.

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But, herein lies the creepy part…

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While the nation grapples with concerns over the spread of inaccurate and deceptive information online, deepfakes—videos in which an individual’s face is superimposed onto another—continue to advance at a quickening pace.

Now, the new ones are downright terrifying.

And here is just one wildly unnerving example:

This does pose a very real threat to our democracy as well, with the possibility of wholly fabricated videos of our elected or would-be elected officials being released in order to disparage their constituents.

The video’s viral spread online Tuesday comes as numerous U.S. lawmakers sound the alarm over the potential of deepfakes to disrupt the 2020 election. A report from CNN indicates that the Department of Defense has begun commissioning researchers to find ways to detect when a video has been altered.

And, worse still, (as if you wanted to hear that); the widespread creation of “deepfakes” could lead to a further monopolization of the media.

You see, this technology makes anything possible, quite literally.  Networks such as CNN, or platforms such as Twitter, will surely become supposed “safe zones” from these sorts of shenanigans, allowing them to proclaim that they are the one and only truth of the matter.

This is not good for the First Amendment at all.

Furthermore, the widespread knowledge of the possibility of “deepfakes” will undoubtedly be used by some unlucky politician in the coming months, after they are caught on camera saying or doing something stupid, immoral, or worse.  For instance, what if Bernie Sanders had responded to the newly released video of him drunkenly singing in the USSR by claiming that it was a “deepfake”?  What then?

In any case, we are barreling toward a reality where we can only trust ourselves and those whom we take the time to get to know…and there is at least a bit of cozy comfort in that.

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GOP Senator Drafts Motions to Subpoena Joe & Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff, & Whistleblower

Here we go…

John Salvatore

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Everybody should be held accountable for their role, no matter how big or small, for having a hand in this entire impeachment fiasco. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) hopes to see it come to fruition. From Politico: If the Senate decides to consider new impeachment trial witnesses and documents next week, Sen. Josh Hawley plans to try and force votes on everyone from Adam Schiff to Joe Biden. The Missouri Republican is preparing to file subpoena requests for witnesses and documents that Democrats and Republicans alike won’t want to vote on. Hawley’s strategy harmonizes with plans from GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky to force votes to hear from Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son who was on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Hawley’s tweet: https://twitter.com/HawleyMO/status/1221215365692370944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221215365692370944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-senator-hawley-drafts-motions-to-subpoena-bidens-schiff-whistleblower Reactions: https://twitter.com/SG95975481/status/1221216300208443393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221216300208443393&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/APodCalypseNow2/status/1221217487578173440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221217487578173440&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/trm10trm/status/1221217581777874944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221217581777874944&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/W_D_E_Dave/status/1221219103115005958?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221219103115005958&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F https://twitter.com/TyCardon/status/1221216914913079296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1221216914913079296&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2020%2F01%2F25%2Fsen-josh-hawley-has-motions-to-subpoena-adam-schiff-the-whistleblower-and-the-bidens-ready-to-go%2F Everyone knows that confirmed drug addict Hunter Biden received his job on the Burisma board due to his father’s status as a prominent American politician. That’s the easy part. What’s crazy is that Democrats are willing to overlook Joe’s malfeasance and corruption because they so loathe Donald Trump – a president who has literally committed no crime while in office. Had Trump actually committed a crime, we would have known about it by now. And yet, Dems keep reaching and reaching for something, anything – always coming up flat. From Daily Wire: New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel said on the newspaper’s podcast on Wednesday that Ukrainian gas company Burisma got its “rationale” to put then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, on its board because of Joe Biden’s position in the U.S. government and his activities in Ukraine. Allegations surrounding the Joe and Hunter Biden’s in Ukraine and with Burisma have become a sore spot for Joe Biden as…

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Noted Trump Critic Says POTUS Defense Team Was ‘Brilliant’ & ‘Sophisticated’ & ‘Effective’

The trifecta…

John Salvatore

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It is so easy to defeat a liberal argument, especially regarding the impeachment of President Trump, that even noted anti-Trump Democrats are joining in on the fun. In other words, things are not looking up for Schiff and company. Not at all. The Daily Wire has the scoop… Constitutional Law Professor at George Washington University Jonathan Turley, a Trump critic who was widely praised for his non-partisan testimony during House Democrats’ impeachment hearings, praised Trump’s legal team on Saturday over their performance in defending the president. “The House took a lot of hits below the waterline today,” Turley wrote on Twitter. “These were powerful points that gave ample foundation for senators to support acquittal without agreeing with the Dershowitz theory or the suggestion that everything was ‘perfect.’ I liked the low key, fact-based argument.” Turley added, “The White House did a particularly good job explaining its position on refusing discovery and also the unfair process. Moreover, it was a brilliant decision to limit the opening to a few hours. The House subjected the Senate to mind-numbing repetition for 22 hours.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/KamVTV/status/1220461301367037952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220461301367037952&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fimpeachment-witness-trump-critic-trump-trial-defense-brilliant-sophisticated-effective WATCH: https://twitter.com/NewsHour/status/1220056517510156298?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1220056517510156298&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fschiff-admits-in-senate-trial-that-impeachment-about-stopping-trump-re-election WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff: “What we’ve seen here is far more serious than a third rate burglary of the Democratic headquarters.” “Where is Howard Baker? Where are the people who are willing to go beyond their party to look to their duty?” https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1197629141522075648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1197629141522075648&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fhomenews%2Fadministration%2F471565-schiff-says-trumps-actions-go-beyond-anything-nixon-did POTUS called out Schiff for being the lying [insert word here] that he is. And in typical Trump fashion, he spoke the truth and did so with confidence. See for yourself… If Shifty Adam Schiff, who is a corrupt politician who fraudulently made up what I said on the “call,” is allowed to release transcripts of the Never Trumpers & others that are & were interviewed, he will change the words that were…

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