People Are Arguing About Whether This Trump Press Conference Video Is Doctored


9 bookmarks. First posted by mshook 7 days ago.


The controversy surrounding this Trump/Acosta/Infowars clip and whether its doctored is a complete disaster and a good example of our impending reality crisis…
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7 days ago by mathewi
deliberately sped up — but the change in format, from a high-quality video to a low-quality GIF, turns the question of whether it was "doctored" into a semantic debate.

This video analysis by BuzzFeed News demonstrates what the GIF conversion process does to video. While it's not technically "sped up" by intent, it effectively is in practice. The video-to-GIF conversion removes frames from the source material by reducing the frame rate. The GIF-making tool GIF Brewery, for example, typically reduces source video to 10 frames per second. Raw, televised video typically has a frame rate of 29.97 frames per second.
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7 days ago by henryfarrell

An editor from the conspiracy site Infowars has provided us with a dizzying example of video manipulation that's created a "choose your own reality" crisis.
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7 days ago by wynkenhimself
To sum it up: A historically unreliable narrator who works for a conspiracy website tweets out a video in order to show alleged bad behavior on the part of a journalist. The clip goes viral. The White House picks up and disseminates that video and uses it as proof to ban the journalist from reporting at the White House. Outraged journalists decry the White House's use of a video taken from a historically unreliable narrator. Then, users attempt to debunk the video as "actual fake news." Others, unclear if the video is fake, urge caution, suggesting the media may be jumping the gun. An argument breaks out over the intricate technical details of doctoring a clip.

The entire ordeal is a near perfect example of a scenario disinformation experts have predicted and warned of, where the very threat of video manipulation can lead to a blurring of reality. "These technological underpinnings [of AI and photoshop, and editing programs lead] to the increasing erosion of trust,” computational propaganda researcher Renee DiResta told BuzzFeed News in early 2018. “It makes it possible to cast aspersions on whether videos — or advocacy for that matter — are real.”
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7 days ago by jm
Favorite tweet:

The controversy surrounding this Trump/Acosta/Infowars clip and whether its doctored is a complete disaster and a good example of our impending reality crisis https://t.co/Y05bTSs2dd pic.twitter.com/wMTJkkaiO5

— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) November 8, 2018
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7 days ago by chetan
RT : Bottom line: the Sanders press shop is not only dishonest but also world-historically lazy …
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7 days ago by mshook