How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History
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How Archivists Could Stop Deepfakes From Rewriting History

Oct 16, 2018

History is rife with fakes. In 1983, the German magazine Stern announced that it had acquired previously undocumented diaries written by Hitler, a find British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper initially heralded as "an archive of great historical significance." In reality, however, an illustrator named Konrad Kujau had penned the volumes himself. Thanks to the scrutiny of historians at the German Federal Archive, they were soon revealed to be forgeries and the so-called "Hitler Diaries" became a cautionary tale about media frenzies.

Elon Musk Resigns as Tesla Chairman, Must Pay $20 Million Fine in SEC Settlement Over Catastrophic 420 Tweet
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Elon Musk Resigns as Tesla Chairman, Must Pay $20 Million Fine in SEC Settlement Over Catastrophic 420 Tweet

Sep 30, 2018

In August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk set off an entirely preventable and catastrophic chain of events by tweeting that he was "considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." Musk provided no financing details, and the Securities and Exchange Commission later determined that he never finalized any kind of deal with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund behind the ostensible buyout. Last week, it slapped him with fraud charges for making "false and misleading" statements and not complying with regulatory requirements.