Are Deepfakes Concerning? Analyzing Conversations of Deepfakes on Reddit and Exploring Societal Implications

  title={Are Deepfakes Concerning? Analyzing Conversations of Deepfakes on Reddit and Exploring Societal Implications},
  author={Dilrukshi Gamage and Piyush Ghasiya and Vamshi Krishna Bonagiri and Mark E. Whiting and Kazutoshi Sasahara},
  journal={CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Deepfakes are synthetic content generated using advanced deep learning and AI technologies. The advancement of technology has created opportunities for anyone to create and share deepfakes much easier. This may lead to societal concerns based on how communities engage with it. However, there is limited research available to understand how communities perceive deepfakes. We examined deepfake conversations on Reddit from 2018 to 2021—including major topics and their temporal changes as well as… 

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