TikTok is one of the leading social media platforms for new generation youngsters. It has become one of the most used applications in the world. In 2019, TikTok was the most downloaded application, with more than 46 million downloads just in the first quarter of the year.
Recently, a face-swapping technology, Deepfakes, has become widely popular among TikTok users. There are several users of TikTok who have gained immense popularity just by creating short 60 second videos in the app.
There are also some users who use the content from such popular TikTok users to make themselves famous. The face in the videos is replaced with different caricature faces or other human faces to attract more viewers to their own accounts.
This face-swapping technology is known as deepfakes, which is a term used for videos or images. Later, that have been doctored using artificial intelligence to suggest something fake. Deepfakes are often used by comedians and other influencers to create a video or image. Hence, they would seem like someone has said or done something, whereas, in reality, nothing of that sort has happened.
Wrapping it up
A lot of users have also expressed their concern on how this technology could be misused to spread misinformation or affect reputations. Facebook has also recently banned the use of such deepfakes on the platform. However, it also has certain loopholes.