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A video that appeared to feature former U.S. president Barack Obama was produced James Alexander Michie

A video that appeared to feature former U.S. president Barack Obama was produced and voiced by director Jordan Peele and Buzzfeed to warn people of an emerging technology that can make it seem as though people are saying or doing things they never did. (Monkeypaw Productions/Buzzfeed)

The United States Army is making a large investment, spending a significant sum of millions in order to fight against false images. Similarly, it has been said that the competing technology would automatically detect a video that could have been manipulated.

The video already mentioned, is really convincing and is that in it, we see the former president of the United States, Barack Obama giving strong statements. Likewise, in such video, Obama speaks directly to a camera and says that the current president of the USA. UU., Donald Trump, is “total and complete nonsense”.

The reality is…

The controversial video really is not true, since it never really happened. In fact, such a video was produced and expressed by director Jordan Peele and Buzzfeed with a specific purpose.

Its function is to warn people about an emerging technology that can make it look like people are saying or doing things they never did.

It should be noted, that convincing false videos like that is just one reason of great importance. In fact, a specialized team from the Department of Defense of the United States is investing tens of millions of dollars. Such investment is to develop a competitive technology that would automatically detect videos and manipulated images. Likewise, the Department of Defense says that this technology can have an impact on national security.

Added to this, it has been said that the adversaries of the US government could be anyone at this time.

Likewise, Matt Turek, manager of the forensic media program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the department has expressed, “They could be an individual, they could be low-income groups, they could be … more groups organized and national states, no doubt, but I will point out that national states have always had the ability to manipulate the media”.

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Source: Stephanie Kampf, Mark Kelley | CBC News

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