Infocalypse Now: Deepfakes and the War on Democracy

Attention, bots, trolls and rogue A.I.s! This week our own Nina Schick publishes her new book Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know – and its revelations about how high technology can create terrifyingly plausible fake humans in video or audio, for political ends, will scare the hell out of you. What can we do to stop bad actors from Russia, China and elsewhere from bringing about the literal collapse of consensual reality?

Plus: The Brexit Drain to Spain. Peer-to-peer perfidy in the new Lords. And Iain Duncan Smith forgets to read the small print, again. 

  • “The number one goal is to create chaos and distrust on authority. Russia has been pushing the narrative that the CIA created COVID to kill Chinese people.” – Nina Schick
  • “Trump has stoked this mistrust… Our damaged information system is corrupting our democracy.” – Nina Schick
  • “If everything can be faked, and everyone has plausible deniability, then that’s open season for bad actors.” – Nina Schick

Presented by Ros Taylor with Naomi Smith, Nina Schick and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer: Jacob Archbold. Audio production by Alex Rees. Remainiacs is a Podmasters production.

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