Deepfakes will influence the 2020 election—and our economy, and our prison system

Jul 11, 2019 - Quartz

What’s the first thing most of us do when we wake up in the morning? We reach for our smartphones and scan the headlines from our preferred news sources. We check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As we consume endless images and videos, we’ve come to implicitly trust these sources to keep us updated on what is happening in the world.

But should we?

False information on the internet is becoming increasingly sophisticated with deepfakes—videos that can take a single image a...