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CGI software and image manipulation is now becoming so good and so affordable that, so we are told, we will soon not be able to trust any video. Anyone's face can appear on anyone's body, doing anything with or to anyone else. Fake news gone mad.

At the same time, we are told that hackers can video us all through our webcams, and use the video to blackmail or embarrass us. Real news gone bad.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to combine the mad fake news and the bad real news in such a way that they mutually annihilate. Simply upload a series of high-quality photographs of yourself, from several different angles, to FakeMe.com. Ensure that the photographs are clear, in focus, and against a plain background.

FakeMe.com will promote itself as a site from which would- be video fakers can download image sets ideally suited to the creation of fake videos. This usage will be actively encouraged, and the site itself will use your images to create a sample video of you in conversation with the pope, or riding a giraffe. Or vice versa.

Now, when blackmailed with a video of yourself dancing naked to Abba in your own bedroom, you can simply point out that - since your images are hosted on FakeMe.com - anyone could have faked that video. Blackmail, schmackmail.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 27 2019


       Hmmm... You realise this service is not -currently- active? So you can't use it for your defense in your current ongoing disputes.   

       The amount you owe doubled last night, by the way.
pocmloc, Jun 28 2019

       // h a video of yourself dancing naked to Abba in your own bedroom, //   

       Abba are no longer together as a group, and after the two "Mamma Mia" movies there's little else you can do to embarras and humiliate them. Try blackmailing someone else.
8th of 7, Jun 28 2019

       //The amount you owe doubled last night// Oh, all right. 48p is on its way to you. But I want the negatives back.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 28 2019

       // try blackmailing someone else. // [+] to 8th and to Max.
pashute, Jun 30 2019

       Real tears in memory of Max
pashute, May 08 2020

       Oh yeah. He left a rather humongous footprint on this site.
blissmiss, May 10 2020


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