from The Wall Street Journal

Is Anything Still True? On the Internet, No One Knows Anymore

New tools can create fake videos and clone the voices of those closest to us. ‘This is how authoritarianism arises.’

By Christopher Mims


Creating and disseminating convincing propaganda used to require the resources of a state. Now all it takes is a smartphone.

Generative artificial intelligence is now capable of creating fake pictures, clones of our voices, and even videos depicting and distorting world events. The result: From our personal circles to the political circuses, everyone must now question whether what they see and hear is true.

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