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.
On Monday, Project Veritas journalist James O’Keefe tweeted out a teaser for a Project Veritas leak regarding Jeffrey Epstein, the now-deceased pedophile sex trafficker and wealthy financier. On Tuesday, the leak revealed that ABC News Anchor Amy Robach knew the Epstein story for 3 years and ABC news suppressed it.
Should you be prohibited from participating in a democratic government simply because you smoked pot? What about if you accessed someone else’s WiFi without permission? What if, as a teenager, you hit a few mailboxes with a baseball bat?
In Missouri, criminals guilty of these, or any other felony crime, could become permanently unable to hold an elective office.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead by the hands of US forces, bringing an end to Trump’s top national security priority. On Sunday morning, Trump announced that special forces took out al-Baghdadi in a “dangerous and daring” overnight raid. al-Baghdadi attempted to flee through a network of underground tunnels.
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) October 27, 2019
According to the most recent Gallup polling, Donald Trump’s GOP approval rating stands at 87%. Since Gallup began asking the question, this number has never dipped below 77% (it is worth noting this happened between December 11-17, 2017, which is also when his general polling numbers hit their low of 35%). Republican support for the president, it would then seem, is steadfast despite his myriad of controversies. The party seems to be marching in lockstep, and to defy him within the party seems to be a surefire way to end one’s political career.