Less than a week after President Trump attempted to to fight with the United States star of the national women's football team Megan Rapinoe after mentioning that, under any circumstances, she will go to "the fucking White House", representing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offered a more attractive offer, shall we say.
"It may not be the White House" tweeted Ocasio-Cortez Friday, "but we would be happy to welcome @mPinoe and the entire #USWMNT for a visit to the House of Representatives at any time."
The offer was made in the wake of the United States. The women's team beat France to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Megan Rapinoe, who scored two goals in the 2-1 win, responded to the offer with enthusiasm.
"Consider that it's done" she wrote.
It seems that even before Tuesday's match against England, Megan Rapinoe has already won one more victory at her belt. It happened in this case, she dominated the President of the United States.
UPDATED: June 29, 2019, 11:20 AM PDT: It seems that the United States Senator and presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, wishes to participate in the action. Echoing AOC's invitation, Harris invited the United States of America to a women's football team in the Senate.
Harris also managed to dig a hole in Trump, noting that she promises "we will not make you eat cold fast food in front of journalists."
Trump, of course, is notorious for doing just that.
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Over the weekend, columnist E. Jean Carroll accused Donald Trump of sexual assault in the 1990s. The president denied the accusation by saying "it never happened" and has offered to withdraw the answer: "She's not my kind."
Trump's lack of compassion was introduced by the late-night show hosts, including Stephen Colbert, who criticized Trump for giving this "very, very bad reason why he is innocent".
"So that did not happen because she's not her kind, it's the sound of a man who realizes in the middle of his sentence that he is not talk to Billy Bush"said Colbert.
Mostly The show late host also called the way the media covered the prosecution, and New York Postbeware.
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In case you missed it, journalist George Stephanopoulos recently spent 30 hours with President Trump.
Their exchanges were sometimes friendly – they spoke of breakfast, for example, and more particularly of the president's disinterest for the latter – and sometimes less friendly.
Stephen Colbert is here to talk about the most difficult moments. During the Monday night episode The show late, I gave his perspective on everything from a now infamous coughing crisis to Trump's description of Stephanopoulos as a "little sage."
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In one Monday morning interview on CNBC Squawk BoxTrump addressed a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on its tariff-based trade with China. But towards the end of the interview, the president provided us with nuggets about big tech companies such as Facebook and Huawei.
To start the debate, Trump resurrected the view that advanced technology is biased against him.
"People are talking about collusion, the real collusion is between the Democrats and these companies," Trump told a question about possible antitrust actions against Facebook, Amazon and Google. "They were against me in my race, everyone said," If you do not have them, you can not win. "Well I won, you know, and I will win again."
The anti-right bias has been a topic of debate in recent years, with Trump specifically calling on Twitter and Google to assume the removal of pro-Trump content. Last year, I claimed to the loss of Twitter followers Anti-Trump bias proved on the platform, even thought that the same phenomenon has done more damage to the number of followers of Barack Obama.
The president also accused Google of falsifying search results for the benefit of the left on similarly fragile premises. Google has deny thatall in Twitter admitted Trump is actually much longer than Twitter's average users.
Later in the interview, Trump addressed antitrust concerns with big tech companies such as Facebook and Amazon. Trump called on the European Union to "attack our businesses" via end of billions of dollars for anti-competitive practices.
However, I also think that they think that technology companies may be too big.
"They think that there is a monopoly, but I'm not sure that they really think it.They calculate this easy money," Trump said about EU practices. "I think it's a bad situation, but obviously there's something going on in terms of monopoly."
Finally, Trump closed his technical comments with some thoughts on Huawei and China in general. The Trump administration narrow Huawei's ability to do business in the United States earlier this year due to alleged national security concerns. Consequently, Google revoked the company's Android license for its range of smartphones.
Huawei has finally obtained temporary relief from the ban by the government, but Trump still sees it as a potential problem. He also sees this as a currency of exchange in his trade war with China.
"I see it as a threat," said Trump. "At the same time, it would be nice if we did something about Huawei in our trade negotiations with China."
Finally, Trump asked a question about the growing 5G mobile phone market in the United States. as an opportunity to claim the United States technological superiority over China.
"China, as great as it is, is great, they do not have the ability of our Silicon Valley geniuses to walk around in underwear and their value is $ 2 billion each," he said. Trump. "They do not have nearly the genius that these people have."
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Ollie Nancarrow, 18, is old described by his hometown newspaper, the Bishop's Stortford Independent, as "upcycling entrepreneur online". Last weekend, Nancarrow mowed the grass's dick and accompanying message in his garden, courtesy of his parents. His family lives under the trajectory of Stansted Airport in London, where Trump arrived on Monday morning for his visit.
Nancarrow also manages the website Born-echo, an online market that respects the environment, the climate is therefore at the center of its concerns. I said at Independent BS"Donald Trump and his denial of climate change are not welcome and I want him to be fully aware when he goes to Stansted on Monday."
It is not known yet if Trump actually saw the grass dick, but yes, it's a giant cock.
There were also other events, including a starring the popular "Trump Baby Blimp".
Trump himself tweeted On Monday afternoon, I had not seen any demonstrations, but, as Zeke Miller of the Associated Press points out, there is a good reason for that.
We hope nonetheless that Trump will have the full eye of the Nancarrow Court sausage as he leaves town for a long transatlantic flight.
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It's been more than a year since , r / deepfakes, and government entities and the media continue to on the evolution of artificial intelligence-assisted technology that allows people to make extremely realistic videos of anyone, famous or not, doing virtually anything.
As the cycle of the 2020 presidential elections begins with new concerns about more piracy and attempts to interfere with foreign actors to interfere in elections, concerns are being raised from pornographic exploitation of revenge and exploitation by celebrities to videos of politically motivated swinger faces. These clips could be used as part of misinformation campaigns or even greater efforts to destabilize governments.
And although some experts believe the threat is unclear, media reactions suggest that this has not stopped others from doing their best to keep critical error detection software up to date, with the evolution technology that gives face-to-face videos more real.
When the video deepfake began to attract public attention early 2018, the concern of and was immediate: they rang the alarm about the technology . While a free deepfake creation software was becoming more widely available and shared via platforms such as Reddit and Github, social sites were flooded with fake pornographic videos made using technology. Users usually put the face of celebrities such as Gal Gadot and Scarlett Johansson. adult film actors.
To worry about It became apparent that the software could be used to insert the face of a former partner into a pornographic video. Bad actors could use deepfake technology to control their partners, ex or enemies by having them sing or broadcast the video over the Internet.
, a popular forum for videos created with emerging software. In the end, it is not the general idea of face exchange that has pushed the ban, but the use of this technology to create fake, non-consensual, face-to-face porn.
In a statement on the ban, Reddit representatives said, "This subdirectory has been banned because of the violation of our content policy, especially our policy against unintentional pornography."
But even as platforms such as Reddit were fighting these deep pornographic films, the concern has turned to the potential problems that politically motivated Georgian films may trigger.
Although there has been no particular case of political video making the exchange of faces leading to large-scale instability, only the potential is on alert. For example, a fake video could be militarized by giving a world leader the appearance of saying something politically inflammatory, intended to elicit a reaction or to wreak havoc. It's quite disturbing that the US Department of Defense has increased as they relate to government officials.
If the White House cracks for altered videos, it's scary to think how easily they would be fooled by a high-quality deepfake.
Since President Trump so easily shouts "false news!" on the reports he does not like, which prevents him from claiming real videos like, for example, the band of pee, is this a fake given the proliferation of deepfakes? He's already gone down this road compared to .
He and the White House have also perpetuated the broadcast of altered videos. Although it is not a serious fault, Trump recently shared a video of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House and to make Pelosi appear to slow down his speech. This video, quickly demystified, was still prevalent among Trump's more than 60 million followers on Twitter.
This follows an incident in November 2018 in which White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders by the notorious plot plot InfoWars. According to the clip, CNN reporter Jim Acosta reportedly had a more physical reaction than a White House staff member.
If they fail for these videos, it is scary to think of the ease with which they would be fooled by a high quality deepfake.
The easiest way to think about the potential consequences of political warfare is in relation to with WhatsApp from Facebook, a messaging app that snowball in . Imagine if a convincing political video of deepfake should become viral, like WhatsApp's videos
The best-known example of this type of political-style deepfake is perhaps that co-produced by Buzzfeed and actor / director Jordan Peele. With the help of a video of Barack Obama and the impressive imitation of the former president by Peele, the point of sale created a credible video of Obama saying things that he never said for the purpose of: .
But other examples proliferate on the Web in more likely nooks, namely Reddit. While the r / deepfakes subaccount was banned, other more docile forums appeared, such as r / GIFFakes and r / SFWdeepfakes where user-created deepfakes that remain in Reddit's service conditions (ie, no porn) are shared.
Most of them are the most silly kind, often including leaders like Donald Trump in famous movies.
But a few are floating around us that reflect more concerted attempts to create convincing political foundations.
And there is current evidence of a group trying to take advantage of Trump Deepfake for a political advertisement. , a Belgian socialist party, used the false Trump video to collect signatures for a petition related to climate change. When posted on Twitter on the party account, he was accompanied by a message stating that "Trump has a message for all Belgians".
"However, that's how you can see it in the subtitles and the volume drops sharply at the beginning of that sentence, so it's hard to say, a viewer watching the video without volume can not know that it's a fake text "
Although many of these examples come from a simple soap opera from Reddit, there are many dark corners of the Web (4chan, for example) where this type of video could proliferate. With the right boost, they could easily switch to other platforms and reach a wide and naïve audience.
There is therefore a real need for detection tools, especially those who can follow the ever-changing technology used to create these videos.
There is at least one telltale sign that users can look for when they are trying to determine if a face-to-face video is real: blinking. A 2018 study by Cornell is focused on how blinking is misrepresented in deepfake videos due to lack of available videos or photographs showing the subject with eyes closed.
As Phys.org noted:
You can see what they are talking about by comparing the videos below.
Elsewhere, Facebook, which has faced a mountain of criticism for the way on the platform, is to detect fake videos and partner with partners, including the Associated Press and Snopes, to review any fake photos and videos that are flagged.
Of course, the system is only as good as its software tool – if a deepfake video is not reported, it will not get to the verifier – but it's a step in the right direction.
There are experts and groups that are making great progress in the field of detection. One of them is of the German Technical University of Munich. Niessner is this has been the study of a large set of manipulated video data and images to develop detection tools. On March 14, 2019, his group where, as I said by email to Mashable, "people can test their approaches on various methods of falsification in an objective way".
In other words, testers can use the performance test to check the accuracy of several detection software, indicating several types of manipulated videos, including deepfake videos and videos made with software such as and Microsoft . Until now, the results are promising
For example, the Xception (FaceForensics ++) network, which Niessner helped develop, had an overall success rate of 78.3%, with a success rate of 88.2% specifically with deepfakes. Although I recognized that there was still a lot to do, Niessner said, "It also gives you an idea of the quality of the fake ones."
There is also the problem of raising the awareness of Internet users: most have probably not heard of deepfakes, let alone ways to detect them. in 2018, Niessner proposed a fix: "Ideally, the goal would be to integrate our system AI algorithms into a browser or social media plugin.But basically, the algorithm (will work) in the background and if it identifies an image or video as manipulated, it will notify the user. "
If such software can be widely disseminated – and if the developers of detection tools can track the evolution of deepfake videos – it seems hoping at least to give users the tools they need to stay informed and prevent viral propagation deepfakes.
Some experts and people working in the media, however, believe that the concern about deepfakes is exaggerated and that it should relate to propaganda and false or misleading information of all kinds, not just video.
At the limit, That the use of deepfakes for political propaganda purposes has not been corroborated by the attention and concerns received over the last year. Noting that these videos would probably look like these, the trolls behind these campaigns acknowledged that creating fake news articles would be more effective at playing on the pre-existing beliefs of those who were targeted.
"It was widely shared and completely false, it is the perfect example of false news, but the false story did not provide any tangible evidence, but a superficial article on an otherwise unknown website. damaging, convincing, people just wanted to believe in. If you already think that Donald Trump leads America on the path of Christ, you will not need much to convince yourself that the pope thinks so too. papal probably will not change. "
Taking Pizzagate as an example, Zucconi illustrates how easy it is for people who lack a certain level of Internet education to be "attacked by those who make propaganda and propaganda does not need to be also complicated.
Echoing Brandom's remarks, Zucconi points out that if a person is likely to believe a video, they are already exposed to other forms of false information. "It's a state of mind rather than the video itself," he says.
To that end, he notes that it is much cheaper and simpler to propagate plots with the help of Internet forums and texts: "Realizing a realistic deepfake video requires weeks of work for a single And we can not even simulate the audio properly, but making a single video is so expensive that the return you get is not really much. "
Zucconi also points out that it's also easier for those who propagate propaganda and plots to present real video out of context, rather than creating a fictional video. The tampered video of Pelosi is a good example. all the creator had to slow down the speed of the video to simply create the desired effect, and Trump bought it.
That's at least one major social media platform – Facebook – refused to take the video only shows how difficult this fight is.
"It's the post-truth era, which means to me that if you see a video, it's not about whether the video is fake or not," he tells me. . "It's about whether the video is used to support something that it was supposed to support or not."
On the contrary, he fears that the discussions on deepfakes will cause some people to pretend that a video about them is not real whereas it is actually: "I think that gives to more people the chance to say: "this video was not true, it was not me.
As I already mentioned, Trump has already tested these waters by distancing themselves from Go to Hollywood tape, Zucconi's point is well taken.
While the concerns raised by these videos may be exaggerated, the concern over the lack of education regarding Deepfakes remains a critical concern and the ability to detect software to keep pace is essential.
And as long as this education is lagging behind and the videos are likely to sow suspicion, the work done on filters continues to play a vital role in the fight against misinformation, as white cap developers race to stay ahead of the competition. More harmful elements of the Internet is determined to cause chaos.
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