US First Lady digitally altered singing anti-Biden chant
A doctored video showing Jill Biden clapping and singing along to an anti Joe Biden chant has circulated online.
The video is a cheapfake and has been digitally altered to replace the original audio with aggressive boos, profanities and a large crowd of people, swearing, cheering and clapping in unison in disdain for the President. On social media people label Jill a ‘fake doctor’ and say the election was ‘stolen by the dirty democrats and their tactics’.
The original clip, uploaded by the NFL shows the First Lady standing along cancer survivors to lead the ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ first song before the game. Everyone seems to be in good spirits and no profanities can be heard in relation to Joe Biden.
On closer analysis to the doctored vision, it is clear the clapping and lip syncing is off with the anti-Biden chant. The smiles and hand gestures of each person in view simply doesn't suit the rude chant that can be heard or the pace the audio is being played at. The danger of cheapfakes and shallowfakes lie in the fact that they are very easy to create, unlike deepfakes they use no artificial intelligence and can comprise of recontextualizing, relabelling, slowing and speeding vision down and in this specific case, simply swapping one audio track for a totally different one.