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Fast Facts: How to Avoid Falling for Fake News and Fraud

Could you detect a deepfake of your CEO? The once simple task is getting harder.

Just a few years ago, viewers could identify artificial intelligence-generated images by visual oddities like extra fingers, distortions, blurry background faces, teeth that blend together, or odd proportions. Video deepfakes didn’t blink as much as normal people, or they lacked subtle movements, including of hair or clothing. Artificial intelligent (AI) audio felt stilted or badly paced.

Many of those telltale signs have been corrected in newer versions of generative AI software.

So, how can you avoid being duped by deepfake misinformation or scams? Go back to basics with a tried-and-true method to avoid falling for fake news and fraud.