Manipulated Acosta video is old tech but a new wave

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Curtis Barnes, Tom Barraclough
9 Nov 2018, Stuff.co.nz

The Acosta incident compels us to think: how can we trust audio-visual information? Curtis Barnes and Tom Barraclough provide comment for Stuff.

Key points:

  1. Traditional video editing has clearly been used to manipulate the Acosta video for political disinformation purposes.

  2. New audiovisual technologies will make it easier and cheaper to create better “fakes” than ever before.

  3. Policymakers need to consider how to prepare people in the midst of a general crisis over information integrity.