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Deepfakes: How Tomorrow's Reporters See Tomorrow's Challenges to Truth

Michaela J. Baker
University of South Carolina

Deepfake technology is getting better and better. And things are moving so fast, journalism is going to require some young blood to keep up with it.

Andrea Betancourt and Shelby Beckler are senior journalism students at the University of South Carolina. They share some surprisingly seasoned perspectives on this dangerous, emerging technology, the opportunity for journalists to step up, and the weight of public trust.

Click below to hear the story, which is part of a series on a USC/Rochester Institute of Technology project to develop an AI-driven deepfake detection software for journalists.

Click here for the story on the DeFake project.

Click here to read my own experience playing a game full of consequences that attempts to show the world how a reporter torments himself to get the information right.

Scott Morgan is the Upstate Multimedia Reporter for South Carolina Public Radio. Follow Scott on Twitter, @ByScottMorgan.

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Scott Morgan is the Upstate multimedia reporter for South Carolina Public Radio, based in Rock Hill. He cut his teeth as a newspaper reporter and editor in New Jersey before finding a home in public radio in Texas. Scott joined South Carolina Public Radio in March of 2019. His work has appeared in numerous national and regional publications as well as on NPR and MSNBC. He's won numerous state, regional, and national awards for his work including a national Edward R. Murrow.