Let’s just tell it like it is: Hillary Clinton is a villain. She’s the quintessential bad guy. She’s working on the dark side of the force.
This isn’t some accumulated and mathematical certainty – this is a feeling from deep inside our bones. The aggregated evidence against her is far too coincidental to represent anything less than what’s assumed.
Even the Democrats know it, as evidenced by the results of the 2016 election.
Perhaps that’s why the latest viral deepfake seems somehow expected.
Of course, this satirical video is but one of hundreds of such “deepfakes” circulating the internet. Audio and video manipulation technology has gotten to the point where it has become hard to tell what’s real and what’s not real.
While the Hillary-Hannibal piece is impressive in and of itself, it certainly doesn’t represent the highest expression of this deceptive art form.
Behold. One of the most terrifying videos on the internet:
As this technology becomes inevitably widely available, there is little doubt that the deeper and darker parts of the internet will become infested with phony blackmail videos and purported evidence. At some point, perhaps a few decades from now, video evidence of actual crimes may be inadmissible in court due to such technology, with defendants declaring en masse that they have been the victim of a deepfake attack.
This worry plays into a popular, yet absolutely unbelievable conspiracy theory in which a video of Hillary Clinton performing unspeakable acts against a child were found on a computer belonging to Anthony Weiner under the filename frazzledrip. The conspiracy theorists contend that deepfakes have been introduced into the popular culture in order to provide an alibi for Clinton should the video ever surface.