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DeepFakes in India : From words for the lies to the faces for the lies

Shah, Achal (2022) DeepFakes in India : From words for the lies to the faces for the lies. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Shah, Achal

Social media has shifted the narrative of our public discourse. There is an acceleration in the way we consume and spread information. India, saw a major setback when people chose to believe the news that was shared on Whatsapp, which led to lynchings. Looking at the timeline of deepfakes, their growth, and their application, it is highly speculated that within the near future deepfakes can be used for the same purpose of spreading false information. The thesis explores the connection between fake news and deepfakes in the Indian context, which will illustrate the need for greater digital literacy to prevent the continued acceleration of false information. The practical output is a prototype of a realistic and convincing deepfake that is exhibited to create discourse and advocate for greater digital literacy.

Date: May 2022
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 19:01
Last Modified: 20 May 2022 19:01
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3803

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