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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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New York Court Tells Woman to Get Rid of Confederate Flag Garden Rock or Lose Her Daughter

A New York court has ruled that a woman must remove a rock painted with the C.S. flag or officials would come in and take her child away.

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A New York court has ruled that a woman must immediately remove a garden rock painted with the Confederate flag or jack-booted state officials would come in and take her child away. The ruling was handed down Thursday by the appellate justices in Albany who warned that if the woman didn’t remove the rock in her yard painted with a Confederate flag, then she risked a “change of circumstances” in the custody of her multiracial daughter, the Times Union reported. In its unanimous, 5-0 ruling, the judges learned in a state “fact-finding” mission that the woman had “a rock with a Confederate flag painted on it at her home.” Justice Stanley Pritzker, who authored the appalling, fascist-like decision, decided that the woman who owned the rock simply must be a raving racist who is a danger to her own child. “Given that the child is of mixed race, it would seem apparent that the presence of the flag is not in the child’s best interests, as the mother must encourage and teach the child to embrace her mixed race identity, rather than thrust her into a world that only makes sense through the tortured lens of cognitive dissonance,” Pritzker wrote. Pritzker went on to say that since they think the woman is a raving racist, she has no First Amendment rights. “Further, and viewed pragmatically, the presence of the Confederate flag is a symbol inflaming the already strained relationship between the parties,” Pritzker added. “As such, while recognizing that the First Amendment protects the mother’s right to display the flag if it is not removed by June 1, 2021, its continued presence shall constitute a change in circumstances and Family Court shall factor this into any future best interests analysis.” Outrageously, the only evidence that this woman was racist was…

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Biden’s Rambling Train Story was Filled with False Statements

When Joe Biden spoke at an Amtrak event, he delivered a rambling story about his travels was filled with lies. And the media ignored it.

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Last week, when Joe Biden an appearance at the 50-year anniversary of Amtrak, he delivered a rambling story about his travels on the rails that was filled with lies. And the media ignored it. Biden, of course, is famous as “Amtrak Joe” for using the rail line to travel from his home in Delaware to get to Washington D.C. over the many, many, many decades he has been a useless Democrat politician. So, it was a natural to have him show up to help the wasteful, expensive rail service celebrate 50 years of profligate spending of tax dollars. During the event, Biden launched into a rambling, confused, tale about his escapades on Amtrak that turned out to be filled with lies, mistruths, and fake claims. Now, if Trump had delivered such a mess of a speech filled with lies it would have been “fact checked” for weeks and would have led every single news cast for months. But here it is, nearly a week since the speech was delivered and few news outlets have bothered with it. In any case, many of the claims that Biden made were simply not true. And these weren’t just muffed facts. They were lies about his personal experiences. https://youtu.be/d_GGqKnRvp8 Per the Daily Mail: President Joe Biden’s strange anecdote about reaching 1.5 million miles on Amtrak has come under scrutiny after key inconsistencies emerged that make it impossible to have occurred as he told it. On Friday, delivering a speech in Philadelphia commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, Biden launched into the tale of a certain conductor congratulating him on reaching the milestone as he traveled to visit his sick mother. Biden said the incident occurred in his ‘fourth or fifth year as vice president’, or around 2014-2015, at which time the conductor he named…

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