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It’s not male politicians who edited “deepfake” videos target—it’s women turned into pornography

Instead of focussing on the election chaos the technology could cause, politicians should also consider the way it's already doing harm

By Morgan Meaker  

Deep fakes should be a concern for politicians—but for a range of reasons. Photo: PA

This morning a video of Boris Johnson was uploaded to Twitter. The leader of the Conservatives leaned earnestly into the camera as he endorsed “his worthy opponent,” opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. “Only he, not I, can make Britain great again,” says Johnson, before explaining why his voice sounds slightly disembodied. “I am a fake, a deepfake to be precise.”

The stunt by think tank Future Advocacy—they released a video of Corbyn, too—is designed…

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