The Bizarre and Terrifying Case of the “Deepfake” Video that Helped Bring an African Nation to the Brink

This fall, Gabon was facing an odd and tenuous political situation. President Ali Bongo had been out of the country since October receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia and London and had not been seen in public. People in Gabon and observers outside the country were growing suspicious about the president’s well being, and the […]

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