We’ve Reached the Deepfake Tipping Point

DeepTomCruise is the start of something not very good

Lance Ulanoff
4 min readMar 8, 2021

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(Credit: DeepTomCruise composite)

Tom Cruise is on TikTok but hasn’t produced a single video. DeepTomCruise, on the other hand, has a nice little collection of clips, all featuring Cruise’s trademark grin, intensity, and staccato delivery. He even performed a sleight-of-hand magic trick. It would be easy to mistake the two.

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Lance Ulanoff

Tech expert, journalist, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.