As deepfake AI gets more realistic, worries of their implications on our politics are growing. The Senate recently passed legislation to research the threat deepfakes, edited videos that can give viewers the impression that a speaker is saying something different than what they really are, pose to society. But while the government makes moves to understand the new technology, AI developers have already begun to catch up with detection software.
Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton implied Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset. Clinton said on the podcast Campaign HQ that Russia is “grooming” a Democratic Presidential candidate to be a third-party candidate. She furthered that the purpose of this was “serve their interests”. In the same Podcast, she accused 2016 Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein of also being a Russian asset. Both Gabbard and Stein replied to Clinton, with Gabbard referring to her as the “Queen of Warmongers”.
On Monday, Project Veritas released a series of undercover video recordings of numerous employees at CNN. Among them is a video of CNN President Jeff Zucker; footage reveals that he wants “impeachment every single day to be the top story”. Several other employees also describe Zucker’s push for the impeachment of Donald Trump.
Several days ago, President Trump withdrew U.S. troops from Kurdistan in Northern Syria. He consequently endorsed Turkish military operations against the Kurdish forces. Since then, Turkey has announced they’d begin ground operations in Northern Syria. Turkish bombings and troop deployments in the region have already begun.
The Justice Department announced the arrest of an employee at the Defense Intelligence Agency. The employee has been arrested for allegedly disclosing Nation Defense Information to two journalists. One in 2018 and another in 2019. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers claims the employee “was caught red-handed disclosing sensitive national security information for personal gain”.