Attack of the Cheapfakes

Melissa Ryan
Sep 6, 2020 · 3 min read

Last week, in one 24 hour stretch, Twitter flagged three videos from Trump campaign and GOP officials for sharing manipulated media on their Twitter accounts: Rep. Steve Scalise, White House Aide Dan Scavino, and a Trump campaign Twitter account.

You’ve probably heard the most about the video Rep. Scalise shared because it alters the words of activist Ady Barkan. Barkin who must use a computerized voice to speak due to…