An entertainer, or a new bully. What are deepfakes and how to talk about them with kids?
Imagine yourself as a timid kid feeling intimidated by your peers. One day, a group of children laugh at you, and you don’t fully understand the reason. Then they show you a video in which your face has been put onto the body of the main character in the movie Forest Gump. The video is, of course, fake – more specifically, it is a deepfake. What are deepfakes and how do they figure in children’s lives?