Jordan Peele Teams With BuzzFeed for Obama Fake-News Awareness Video


"So, for instance, they could have me say things like, 'I don't know, Killmonger was right!' Or, 'Ben Carson is in the sunken place!' Or, how 'bout this: Simply, 'President Trump is a total and complete dipsh-t'".

The video was generated using After Effects, an off-the-shelf motion-graphics program, and Fakeapp - an artificial-intelligence video-editing program that has been used mainly for superimposing celebrities' faces onto porn scenes.

"We've covered counterfeit news websites that say the pope endorsed Trump that look kinda like real news, but because it's text people have started to become more wary", Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti said of the new video. Ovadya told BuzzFeed News.

Buzzfeed points to the work of University of Washington computer scientists who demonstrated the ability to turn audio clips into realistic lip-synced video for a study previous year.

That's what Buzzfeed and Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions wanted to explain in their awesome new PSA. Originally, there were fake news articles, but people are becoming more aware of these dangers.

As a courtesy, prior to releasing the video BuzzFeed shared it with aides who work with President Obama. A second app, Fakeapp, cleaned up the video further.

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"You see, I would never say these things", Peele's Obama explains.

But of course, its a clever lip sync trick with Obama's voice being provided by Peele, who famously played Obama in the "Anger Translator" series he did with Keegan Michael-Key on Comedy Central's "Key & Peele".

"Stay woke, bitches", Peele says at the end of the video.

Peele as Obama added, "It may sound basic, but how we move forward in the Age of Information is gonna be the difference between whether we survive or whether become some kind of f-- up dystopia".

"I think by and large the internet has been amazingly beneficial to the world and to democracy", Peretti told his outlet, "and simultaneously it's always had a dark side that's objectionable, with people who are either trolls or hackers or scammers or politically motivated".