The Margin: Watch this deepfake version of ‘The Shining,’ starring Jim Carrey, and you may never trust another video clip

Deepfake videos, like the one that recently portrayed Facebook’s FB, +1.77% Mark Zuckerberg as some kind of Bond villain, are almost to the point where the fake is getting indiscernible from the real.

From pornography to politics, this advance video-editing technique, which basically can make anyone look like they’re naked or spreading misinformation, brings with it all sorts of problems.

“It is not somebody using the latest technology,” Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California, Berkeley, told the Associated Press back in May. “Anybody can do this.”

With each passing day, the clips just keep getting more realistic. Here’s the Zuckerberg one that caused a stir earlier this year:

Pretty good, sure, but if you look and listen closely, it’s still rather obvious that it’s a fake. However, fast-forward to this week and check out this altered scene from “The Shining,” courtesy of content creator Ctrl Shift Face, who says he used open source tool DeepFaceLab to make the video.

Entertaining. And spooky. As one viewer said, “I started laughing and ended up afraid.” Another claimed, “Totally amazing… the best one so far, it looked that real it made the real actress look fake.”

And here’s one filmmaker’s assessment:

The video has clearly struck a chord across the internet with already more than 220,000 clicks in less than a day.

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