We are on the threshold of yet another type of disinformation, more dangerous and difficult to deal with than the types that preceded it. In authenticating the veracity of a datum, photographs were once proof until ‘Photoshop’ appeared on the scene. Then videography replaced the photograph. Videoclips, Webcams and CCTV cameras are currently indubitably being accepted as recordings of reality itself. Now, however, even this sliver of credibility is about to be taken away from us. We have to get ready for the coming of ‘deep fakes’ or what Aviv Ovadya calls the Information Apocalypse and Nina Schick calls Infocalypse.
– Dr Peter Gonsalves, Disinformation in Social Media in the context of COVID-19.