Audio-visual manipulation: what the Acosta affair teaches us

Nov 14 2018

The story behind the video that was used to prove the “inappropriate behavior” of CNN reporter Jim Acosta towards a White House intern, leading to withdrawal of his press pass, is a sad yet dramatic example of how technology – and not even IoT in this case (see the debate around the edits that apparently may have been made to the video is just a means in the hands of the “net”.

As “At issue here is how video speed and frame rate affects the human ability to perceive force," said Britt Paris, a researcher with Data & Society studying audio-visual manipulation. "Context matters, and time and duration is an oft-overlooked part of context that helps us interpret the content of a video."

Can NGI technology help us identify whether a video has been tampered with?




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