Deepfakes used to create humiliating and potentially dangerous videos
The release of sex tapes purportedly belonging to two female candidates in Iraq’s upcoming elections on the social media has sparked deep concerns among the country’s public opinion.
The main victims of the campaign, Hala Qasim al-Yaseri from the Civilized Alliance led by Faiq Al Sheikh Ali, and Entezar al-Shamri from the Victory Alliance led by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, have vehemently denied the videos as fake.
They called the sex videos politically-motivated, according to a report by the Persian-language Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Experts say a new software application has been developed by Israel which can fabricate sex tapes drawing on the man or woman’s photos.
“The software is developed by the Zionist regime to tarnish the image of Muslims in the world and suppress the people who are against them,” experts say.
Following the release of the vulgar videos, Entezar al-Shamri who also serves as a university professor in Baghdad withdrew from the election competition. There is no report yet on the withdrawal of Hala Qasim al-Yaseri.
Surprised no one caught this story at the time. I could've sworn it would've been discussed more.