Professor Andrew Murray on 'deepfake' video manipulation

Andrew Murray-2015

Professor Andrew Murray was recently quoted in the Irish Sun about the use of so-called 'deepfake' image manipulation software, which enables the public to create realistic faked video footage of celebrities without their permission, particularly pornographic videos.

"It is certainly a violation but such apps could also be illegal," said Professor Murray. He told the Sun that actresses could sue for defamation should they be viewed "less favourably by members of society" as a result. Murray added: "More likely such images could be viewed as forms of harassment, which they could report to the police."

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