Deepfakes: Can You Trust the Political Videos You See?

February 16, 2020 Politisite Aggregator 0

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A video on social media shows a high-ranking U.S. legislator declaring his support for an overwhelming tax increase. You react accordingly because the video looks like him and sounds like him, so certainly it has to be him. Not necessarily. The term “fake news” continues to take a much more literal turn as new technology is making it easier to manipulate the faces and audio in […]

Administration’s ‘Silent Raids’ Lead to Firings, Not Deportations

July 10, 2010 Politisite Aggregator 0

The Obama administration’s new approach to dealing with companies that hire illegal immigrants results in firings, not deportations, the New York Times reported Friday. Instead of immigration sweeps at factories and farms which used to lead to illegal workers being shipped out of the country, the administration’s new policy—government conducted audits labeled “silent raids” by employers—usually only result in the workers losing their jobs, the Times said. The Times article […]