Deepfakes and how to recognise them

Sunday, September 17, 2023
by Toni Pankaluic

Weʻve received some funny videos from friends with our and friendʻs faces on an eCard or possibly Arnold Schwarzneggar dressed as Dorothy singing ʻOver the Rainbowʻ from the Wizard of Oz.

These jokes can be a lot of fun and amusing, however what about the onslaught of deepfakes arriving which are derived to sway public policy or smear peopleʻs reputations? Can your recognise those deepfakes or will you unwittingly accept them as truth and pass them on to friends?

How will you be able to detect mal-intent deepfakes?

Joining 4ZZZʻs Eliot Rifkin and Toni Pankaluic to chat about Deepfakes is Dr Klaire Somoray from James Cook Universityʻs Department of Psychology.

For a deep dive...

Twitter accounts of Klaire Somoray and Dan Miller (who recruit participants via social media). Check out their Facebook research group or read up on their study via this published article. For Australian Government eSafety information on deepfakes, click here. Some mortips on how to spot deepfakes.

Some famous deepfake examples:

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line