The doppelganger, who calls himself “Chinese Elon Musk,” sent the internet into a frenzy. The clip’s video and a snapshot from it rapidly went popular on other platforms, sparking a controversy.
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Finding a famous doppelganger on the other side of the world has become a simple task thanks to social media. A video showing a Chinese doppelganger of Elon Musk is now making headlines on the internet. Not everyone, though, is convinced. The viral video, which was first shared on Douyin, a Chinese TikTok app, showed a man dressed in a black jacket standing next to a car, imitating Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
While many were in awe with the uncanny resemblance and dubbed the Chinese man as “Yi Long Musk,” as a joke, others questioned the authenticity of the video arguing that there were high chances it was fake.
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“It’s a deep fake. There’s a small glitch when he speaks as the camera is panning around; it’s in the eyes and the mouth looks delayed,” argued one user in the Facebook comments. “Can I ask him what virtual currency I’m going to buy next time,” while another jokingly wrote.
As the debate continued, many even tagged Musk to see his ‘lookalike’, however, the world richest man, who is known for his unconventional sense of humour, hasn’t reacted to the posts.
For the uninitiated, with the help of Deepfake app, it’s possible that an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s likeness, making it almost impossible to detect on a first glance, leveraging the powerful techniques from machine learning and artificial intelligence to manipulate or generate visual and audio content. In the recent past, the technique has been used in celebrity pornographic videos, revenge porn, fake news, hoaxes, financial fraud and even political campaigns.
If morphed, this is not the first time the Time Person of the Year’s deepfake video has gone viral. In February 2020, a video of Jeff Bezos and SpaceX CEO in Star Trek universe broke the internet
They face felonies, including Advertise to Promote the Sale of Intercept Device. Sheriff Judd said any consumer caught using one in their home would face a misdemeanor.
“Essentially, the devices allow people to steal internet communications services,” read a press release from the sheriff’s office. They face felonies, including Advertise to Promote the Sale of Intercept Device. Sheriff Judd said any consumer caught using one in their home would face a misdemeanor.
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