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deepfake

1. A fake video of someone created using artificial intelligence methods ("deep learning"), typically with the goal of mimicking that person's physical attributes and mannerisms to the extent that it appears real. We're in trouble if a lot of people think these deepfakes are actually genuine.
2. The system or method used to create such a video. When bad actors start using deepfake to spread disinformation, it's going to be hard to stop.

fake check

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of fake checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
2. A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My ex-husband has been writing fake checks all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: check, fake

fake cheque

1. A written order to a bank that has been forged. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. A lot of fake cheques have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
2. A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in UK, Canada. My ex-husband has been writing fake cheques all over town to pay for his gambling debt.
See also: cheque, fake

fake it

1. To act as though one is knowledgeable or competent in some area. A: "I'm panicking and can't remember any of the steps to the dance routine!" B: "Then just get in the back and fake it!"
2. To behave in a manner contrary to one's emotions. She always seemed so happy, but she told me that she's really been faking it all this time.
3. slang To fake an orgasm. I can't believe so many of my friends fake it.
See also: fake

fake news

1. Fabricated news reports presented as authentic. As they aim to drive web traffic to the providing website, they often have provocative headlines. That story is clearly fake news, spreading lies in support of a thinly-veiled political agenda.
2. By extension, any news report that one judges to be biased or inaccurate. That article came from a legitimate site, so you can't just dismiss it as fake news.
See also: fake, news

fake out

To deceive, mislead, or trick someone, usually by doing something unexpected. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fake" and "out." The defender faked me out and then went around me to score an easy goal.
See also: fake, out

fake the funk

slang To pretend to be cooler or more knowledgeable than one actually is. You can't fake the funk, man—you're either cool or you're not.
See also: fake, funk
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fake it

to pretend (to do something). If you don't know the right notes, just fake it. I can't fake it anymore. I've got to be honest with you.
See also: fake

fake off

Sl. to waste time; to goof off. Hey, you guys, quit faking off! All you clowns do is fake off. Now, get busy!
See also: fake, off

fake someone out

to deceive someone; to fool someone. You really faked me out. I never would have guessed it was you. The student tried to fake out the teacher.
See also: fake, out

fake someone out of something

Sl. to get something from someone by deception. He faked Tom out of his place in line. She faked me out of a lot of money.
See also: fake, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fake out

v.
To fool someone into expecting that you will act in one manner, only to act in another: He faked me out by looking to the right but jumping to the left. The lights came on briefly to fake out the audience, but then they went out and the band returned to the stage.
See also: fake, out
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fake it

tv. to pretend (to do something). If you don’t know the right notes, just fake it.
See also: fake

fake off

in. to waste time; to goof off. Hey, you guys, quit faking off! Get to work!
See also: fake, off

fake on someone

in. to deceive someone; to lie to someone; to stand someone up. If you fake on me again, we’re through.
See also: fake, on, someone

fake someone out

tv. to deceive someone, as with a football pass. They faked me out, and then I stumbled over my own feet. The coach was fuming.
See also: fake, out, someone

fake the funk

tv. to pretend to be in the know; to pretend to be fly; to fake being stylish. (Black.) He’s only faking the funk to survive in the hood. He gets an A in every class in school.
See also: fake, funk
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"It is a habit "unconstrained by a concern with truth" whose essence is "not of falsity but of fakery." The addict of bull does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly.
So as visual fakery has become more common, there's been a push to automate the analysis.
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Currently Martha is finishing up a book titled Stories I Might Regret Telling You which, like her songs, is a window into her life without artifice, pretension or fakery.
The team crack the case as the fifth series of the show that investigates art fakery begins.
In limited instances 'performed fakery' for a ritual's aim might even be an accepted procedure.
Because stunt coordinator Rick Le Fevour and the rest of the cast and crew on NBC's "Chicago Fire" have been working with fire for three seasons, they can pull off complicated scenes with a minimum fakery.
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Tales of deception and fraud are recounted in 19 contributed chapters exploring not only the activities themselves in the context of classical literature but also the motives, means, and opportunities that surround these "crimes." In so doing, the scholarship moves into wider territory--beyond simply sorting fact from fiction and authenticity from fakery. Topics include various aspects of language and linguistics as well as specific literary works.
And this fakery goes far beyond copying music, film and software.
Irrefutable evidence of a stunning bit of fakery by the BBC: In this version the medic being interviewed says about the 2 minute mark: "..It's just absolute chaos and carnage here, erm we've had a massive influx of what looks like serious burns, er seems like it must be some sort of chemical weapon, I'm not really sure.." In this version she says aACAo it is at about 2 mins 20 seconds in this edit: "..It's just absolute chaos and carnage here, erm we've had a massive influx of what looks like serious burns, er seems like it must be some sort of, I'm not really sure, maybe napalm, something similar to that.." The disturbing thing is the footage of the doctor talking is precisely the same each time.