Deepfake app puts your face in famous movie scenes

A technique called deepfake is worrying people. It could create more fake news and trick people. The word "deepfake" is a combination of "deep learning" and "fake". The software allows your face to replace the face of a talking president or movie star. The result is a fake video. Many people are worried the technology will be used in national elections. Deepfake could be used to trick people in elections.

A new deepfake app called Zao has gone viral in China. It is number one on China's iOS App Store chart. A Twitter user posted many Zao videos of himself in famous TV and movie scenes. He looks like the main actor in the movies The Hulk, Titanic, and in the TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Only people with a Chinese phone number can download the app. It cannot be downloaded from app stores in the USA or Europe.