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Lawmakers want US intelligence assessment on fake videos


September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday asked for a U.S. intelligence assessment of the threat posed by technology that lets anyone make fake, but realistic, videos of real people saying things they've never said.

The rising capabilities of the technology are fueling concerns it could be used to make a bogus video, for example, of an American politician accepting a bribe or of a U.S. or an adversarial foreign leader warning of an impending disaster.

Three lawmakers wrote a letter to National Intelligence Director Dan Coats asking his office to assess how these bogus,...

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