Deepfake video of Elizabeth Warren spreads on TikTok

Published March 6, 2023


Agence France-Presse quoted Siwei Lyu, SUNY Empire Innovation professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and co-director for the Center for Information Integrity, for a story about a deepfake video of Senator Elizabeth Warren going viral on TikTok. 

The footage shows the Democratic senator from Massachusetts calling to restrict Republican voting rights to protect "the integrity" of the 2024 presidential election, but Lyu said his research team determined the TikTok video is a deepfake. 

"We used four analysis models we developed under a federally funded research project. The evidence shows that the video is likely a deepfake, probably created using a tool called DeepFaceLab," Lyu said. 

Read the story here.

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