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Published: 12 june 2021 08:34

In the background of Ž. Pavilionis’ scandal: deepfake technologies bring chaos into politics

Žygimantas Pavilionis
Mindaugo Mikulėno nuotr. / Žygimantas Pavilionis
On the margins of the scandal pertaining to member of parliament Žygimantas Pavilionis‘ conversation with a fraud from Russia, the word deepfake continues to appear. This is the name of a technology, which allows imitating another person’s face in video calls or recordings. According to Ž. Pavilionis, this is what the fraudsters, who introduced themselves as Russian opposition activist Leonid Volkov, made use of. This technology could very soon bring massive chaos into politics and the news media because discerning lies will become almost impossible, Vilnius University Faculty of Communications docent Mantas Martišius warned during the show 15/15.

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