Deepfakes are a red herring. Misleading video is everywhere.


The specter of “deepfakes” – those A.I.-modified videos in which people appear to say or do something they did not do – has sparked another round panic among journalists, pundits and politicians. But are fears of a deepfake-led misinformation campaign overblown? Alex Stamos, director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, joined THINK to discuss.