How “fake news” could get even worse: Technology is on the verge of being able to generate credible video and audio of anyone saying anything


The Economist reports:
RICK ASTLEY is rightly famous. His 1987 single, "Never Gonna Give You Up", has been played more than 330m times on YouTube. But in February last year Mr Astley (pictured) indulged in a rather odd experiment. The singer, looking remarkably similar to his late-'80s self, covered his own hit song, but sang the whole thing in order of pitch. The song, a video of which appears on YouTube, proceeds in a rather unconventional manner.
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