A guide from the UAE government in June explains that an imaginary video and audio files is called “deepfake”.  A deepfake signifies content that is fake and created using deep learning.  It has no basis in reality, even though it appears very realistic and convincing.  Deepfakes are a new form of an old problem related to the distribution of fake media content. The guide aims to define the problem of deepfakes. It also presents protection measures and how to report identified deepfakes to the appropriate authority.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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