Deepfakes a growing problem: Experts

They call for greater awareness as tech used to create fake videos becomes more easily available

Deepfake videos created using face-swopping 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 video purportedly featuring Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali is currently being scrutinised to see if it has been faked.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2019, with the headline 'Deepfakes a growing problem: Experts'. Subscribe