Don’t say we didn’t warn you,

“Deep fakes could become a potent tool for hostile powers seeking to spread misinformation,” wrote Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in a letter to Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence.

“As deep fake technology becomes more advanced and more accessible, it could pose a threat to United States public discourse and national security, with broad and concerning implications for offensive active measures campaigns targeting the United States,” said the letter, co-signed by Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). 

If you guessed that the government is more likely than not going to use this as an excuse to continue to kill free speech, you’d most likely be correct.  –

You heard it here first,

Midterm “Deep Fake” Oppo Research

It’s coming.

We expect “deep fakes” (probably not just porn) to proliferate as we approach the 2018 midterm election.  Most likely peaking a few days or week before election day leaving little time for a candidate’s rebuttal

Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his grave,

 “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” – Thomas Jefferson (paraphrased?)

Get ready for a wild frickin’ ride, folks.   The complete weaponization of social media.

Reality is blending with the virtual, the real with the fake, and fewer and fewer can, and are finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish the difference.  –
Global Macro Monitor,  July 25th

Prepare for the Techlash to accelerate.

Even we were “faked out” this morning with a tweet showing a shark swimming on a submerged freeway in “Flo” ravished North Carolina.

Thanks to our friend for pointing out it was a fake.  We took it down.

During the bubble, I used to joke around with my friend,  Bill Fleckenstein, “…if its on Reuters, it’s true…”   Now, we really have a problem.