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Deepfake Queen to Deliver Channel 4 Christmas Message

The five-minute deepfake video message created of Queen Elizabeth shows her speaking on a variety of controversial issues that have occurred in the past year. The video itself came with mixed reviews. Some claimed it was not impressive and others said it is an example of how controversial and dangerous deepfakes can be.

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Russian government hackers are behind a broad espionage campaign that has compromised U.S. agencies, including Treasury and Commerce

Russian government hackers breached the Treasury and Commerce departments, along with other U.S. government agencies, as part of a global espionage campaign that stretches back months, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Disputing Trump, Barr Says No Widespread Election Fraud

In an interview with the Associated Press, Attorney General William Barr explains that the Justice Department has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election that could have changed the result of the election. The article also explains the claims made by Trump and Justice Department findings on the issue.

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After Warning It Could Go Off the Rails, the Election Actually Ran Smoothly

Despite fears that election night and the results of the election would give rise to protests and violence, the week of the election actually ran smoothly. This article by the New York Times compares the expectations that were held for election night and the actual events that occurred in the days following election night.

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Fake News in Spain: Spain to Monitor Online Fake News and Give a 'Political Response' to Disinformation Campaigns

With the general consensus among Spanish government officials that the aim of fake news is to destabilize a country and interfere in politics, the Spanish government is preparing to take actions against disinformation campaigns.

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Deepfake Phishing: Is That Actually Your Boss Calling?

This article by Built In gives excellent examples of deepfake phishing and the dangers they can pose to the virtual workplace.

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Trump and his allies boost bogus conspiracy theories in a bid to undermine vote count

President Trump, his son and top members of his campaign on Wednesday advanced a set of unfounded conspiracy theories about the vote-tallying process to claim that Democrats were rigging the final count.

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