Seattle News Station Caught Doctoring Trump Video to Make President Look Stupid

Thursday, January 10, 2019
By Paul Martin

Deep fake technology used to portray Trump as an idiot; Media ignores

Paul Joseph Watson
January 10, 2019

Seattle news station Q13 FOX was caught broadcasting a doctored version of President Trump’s border speech on Wednesday during which the video was manipulated to show Trump sticking out his tongue and making him look stupid.

The clip, which was aired live on Tuesday night, shows Trump finishing a sentence before appearing to stick out his tongue for an elongated amount of time. The video then cuts to a generic station ID screen.

The intent of the video is clearly to make President Trump look ridiculous.

“That comparison reveals the Q13 video creating a loop of the President licking his lips — making it seem bizarre and unbalanced — it also seems that someone distorted the President’s face and my have added an orange tone to his skin,” reports MyNorthWest.

Q13 FOX responded to the controversy by releasing a statement saying that the individual responsible for the stunt has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation.

“We are investigating this to determine what happened,” said Q13’s news director. “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light. The editor responsible for editing the footage is being placed on leave while we investigate further.”

The trick was likely accomplished with the aid of deep fake technology, a human image synthesis technique where an original authentic video and a fake video are spliced together to show “a person or persons performing an action at an event that never occurred in reality.”

The mainstream media has repeatedly expressed concern that bad actors such as Russia could exploit deep fake technology to mislead the American public. Back in September, three lawmakers sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence warning AI deepfakes “have the potential to disrupt every facet of our society.”

However, the Q13 FOX story has received absolutely no mainstream media coverage since coming to light yesterday.

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