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Seattle TV Station Editor Fired After Doctoring Trump’s Face In Real Time During National Address

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A Seattle Q13 Fox editor was fired after an alleged “deepfake” video of US President Donald Trump was aired during his national address on border security on January 9th, MyNorthWest reported.

The author of the piece, Todd Herman was sent a video by a listener, showing a “a deceptively edited video of President Trump’s speech from the Oval Office. We performed a side-by-side comparison of the video from our listener, apparently taken by a smart phone recording of Q13, to the raw video of Trump’s speech from CNN.”

The comparison, as can be seen above shows the Q13 containing a loop of the POTUS licking his lips in a bizarre and unbalanced manner. It appears that Trump’s face was also distorted and an orange tint may have been added to his skin.

Initially, MyNorthWest cited a statement from Q13’s news director which said:

“We are investigating this to determine what happened,” adding “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light. The editor responsible for editing the footage is being placed on leave while we investigate further.”

However, as of the evening of January 10th, the report contains a different statement:

“We’ve completed our investigation into this incident and determined that the actions were the result of an individual editor whose employment has been terminated,” said Q13’s news director. “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light.”

ZeroHedge reported that the most worrisome part of the incident is that Trump’s speech was manipulated in real time. This is “a technological feat known as “Deep Fakes” – a convincing computer-generated manipulation which can produce an almost believable impersonation of an individual.”

Nvidia also showcased an AI algorithm that can create realistic looking pictures of people who don’t exist.

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“AI anchors have officially become members of the Xinhua News Agency reporting team,” said the agency, adding “They will work with other anchors to bring you authoritative, timely and accurate news information in both Chinese and English.”

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  • Blaine

    Lookin good Chief!

  • jako

    Coming from the divided country that presents herself as INDISPENSABLE leader of the World….

    Since when this planet needs U.S. Circus to play role of INDISPENSABLE leader and to lead us where?
    Into the permanent war chaos, LGBTQ terror, color revolutions ,submission , mind policing, virulent ultra-feminism, neocolonialist submission, financial slavery and collapse and many other horrid creations in their program….

  • Master Oroko

    It’s good that he was fired, but the mainstream media has done far worse. The guy was probably a sacrificial lamb.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    When they spoke about Pentagon investing in this, i thought: When you know how to counter something, then you know how to build it and bypass the counter.

  • IMHO

    He probably got fired for doing it without permission from the powers that be.
    When they first MANDATED that all television broadcasts be converted to digital I said that this was the reason. With analogue you have to edit and then broadcast but with digital it can be done live. You cannot trust ANYTHING you see on TV even more so than ever before or will again.
    The PTB are always one step ahead.

    • FB

      I agree…it’s time to bring back analog…as a matter of public safety and security…this kind of digital fakery has incredibly scary possibilities…

      • IMHO

        The GLARING fact that this station has this technology in place tells volumes. Does anyone think this is the only station? And most of these stations just broadcast the same feed so this can be done at the source.
        YES. Scary possibilities indeed.