Although it seems, it is not Tom Cruise. It is about deepfake, an artificial intelligence technique that falsifies videos and makes it appear real.
Tom Cruise is on TikTok! An account created on the platform last February shows the protagonist of Mission: Impossible in funny situations that made many people doubt and scare if it really was him.
In three videos uploaded to @deeptomcruise’s profile – now delighted – the 58-year-old actor can be seen practicing his golf swing, entering a store, or performing a magic trick with a coin.
But it is not Tom Cruise. It is about deepfake, an artificial intelligence technique that allows you to edit fake videos of people, which appear to be real.
According to Hello! Chris Ume is responsible for the videos and he is a video visual effects expert from Belgium.
In an interview with Fortune magazine, Ume explained that people need not fear deepfakes, because they probably already existed long before the word ‘deepfake’ was first heard.
And although Ume later deleted the videos from her channel, the videos have already gone viral in other TikTok directions.
The platform pointed out that it is not responsible for the removal of the videos, because they violated its policy.
TikTok clarified that it will only eliminate digital forgeries that mislead users by distorting the truth of the facts and causing harm to the subject of the video, other people or society, and that was not the case, since in the name of the account , Ume already indicates that it is a ‘deep’ account.