Three high-profile deepfake victims

Famous deepfake victims include celebrities (from left) Yang Mi, Kim Kardashian West and Kit Harrington.
Famous deepfake victims include celebrities (from left) Yang Mi, Kim Kardashian West and Kit Harrington.PHOTOS: NOW BAOGU MOVIES, AFP, HBO

The problem of deepfake videos was thrust into the national spotlight in China when the face of well-known actress Yang Mi, 32, was spliced onto a television drama that aired 25 years earlier.

The face of actress Athena Chu was replaced with Yang Mi, causing hilarity - and concern - on social media.

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