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What is deepfake technology?

Deepfakes use artificial intelligence (AI) to make a video of someone by manipulating their face or body.

How to spot deepfake videos?

A common warning sign is unnatural eye movements or a lack of eye movement, especially if there's no blinking.

Also, if a person's face doesn't show the appropriate emotion that aligns with what they're saying, it's likely a deepfake.

Creators of deepfakes typically focus more on visuals than on audio, so you might notice a difference in the sound or speech.

Pay attention to poor lip synchronization, robotic sounds, strange word pronunciation, digital background noise, and even missing audio.

By blending real and nonsense words, deepfake creators aim to produce convincing audio that imitates the speech patterns of the targeted individual.

If a person turns their head or moves from one frame to another in a jerky way, or if their movements appear distorted or unnatural, be suspicious.

Deepfake technology tends to focus on facial features rather than the entire body, making this one of the simpler anomalies to detect.

It's always important to use your best judgment when seeing a picture or video.