Will deep-fake technology destroy democracy?

There she was - not just alive again, but young. It was Carrie Fisher, at the end of the Star Wars film Rogue One, as Princess Leia.

"What is it they have brought us?" one of her fellow resisters asked. "Hope," she replied.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2018, with the headline 'Will deep-fake technology destroy democracy?'. Print Edition | Subscribe