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Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News Teach-Out

Evaluating Our Sources of Information / Lesson 9 of 10

The Cheap Fake

3 minutes

In this step, Bret Schafer, a Fellow for Media and Digital Disinformation at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, dives deeper into the threat of ‘cheap fakes,’ low-budget and low-tech manipulated media. Although deep fakes are more convincing, cheap fakes have fewer barriers to being created and disseminated and still misinform and mislead.

Reflection: Why are faked images and videos so popular? What differences are there in the way that deep fakes and cheap fakes affect viewers?

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