Fake 'drunk' Nancy Pelosi video goes viral, and it wasn’t even that hard to make

Tech 24-5-2019 Mashable 14
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Who needs deepfakes when you can just run a video at reduced speed?

An edited clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make it look like she's slurring her words, is making the rounds online following a Wednesday discussion at a Center for American Progress event.  

The news comes by way of the Washington Post, which notes that the only digital trickery required to fool millions of Americans into thinking the Democratic congresswoman was drunk in public was to run the video at 75 percent speed and tweak the pitch. 

That's it. No fancy AI or special video editing skills were needed. If you just let out a heavy sigh, you're not alone.  Read more...

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