Assuming their social media person read 1984 and thought a) the events of the book were good things to happen and b) forgot they lived in the 21st Century where digital media can be checked and scrutinised immediately.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
This election campaign can only get worse on 16:11 - Nov 5 by SpruceMoose
The gits. That's just using dodgy editing to twist things too. Just wait until deep fake video becomes a mainstream thing.
Saw this a while back, and genuinely believe there will be no turning back from this kind of thing. Nothing will be able to be trusted anymore. Which I what I guess many people would like.
It's not that hard to do anymore unfortunately and the tech will only get better. I guess we won't be that far away from near-real-time faking.
This was actually a good documentary on the BBC the other week - here is the bit on deep fakes:
“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."
This election campaign can only get worse on 16:19 - Nov 5 with 642 views