Deepfake videos are a problem that has to be seen to be believed, experts warn

SINGAPORE - Deepfake videos created using face-swapping technology are challenging the notion that seeing is believing, with experts saying that the problem is bigger than ever and calling for greater awareness about digital trickery.

Celebrities, politicians and everyday people have all been targeted in the videos, while a gay sex film purportedly featuring Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali and another man is currently being scrutinised to see if it has been faked.

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