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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.
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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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The general rule is that if two or more independent media outlets are carrying the story, then most likely it is real rather than fake news.
Rada Mihalcea, one of the researchers behind the project, said that an automated solution could be an important tool for sites that are struggling to deal with an onslaught of fake news stories, often created to generate clicks or to manipulate public opinion.
Asked what she would do with the fake items, she said they would be dumped -- but not before their most minute details are exposed in a You-Tube video and The Closet's blogspot.
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It's almost certainly French and may be by the best known European firm responsible for fakes in the 19th and 20th centuries, Samson of Paris, although I'm not sure the quality is good enough, even allowing for the amateurish restoration the figure has undergone.
But what about those notorious cases where a valued work is suddenly revealed as a fake? It's still the same painting as before.
The Chinese government has always paid great attention to cracking down on fake drugs,'' Bian said at a news conference in Beijing yesterday.
Picture, YVES LOGGHE/AP A fake Ferrari is displayed during an anti-counterfeit summit in Brussels as campaigners seek to raise awareness of the harm of fake luxury goods
We let the backfield fake encourage the defense to run away from the QB.
IN VIENNA, VIRGINIA, NOT FAR FROM WASHINGTON, A database of all the fake drugs discovered by the world's 18 largest drug companies is kept at the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI).
And the UAE - the shopping hub of the world - is not immune to fakes. Peddlers are pushing counterfeits into the UAE's roaring consumer market despite the government efforts to counter them.
The QB fakes to the fullback, who must again dent the LOS.
The QB does not fake to the fullback, who immediately attacks the backside LB or the closest defender.
We noticed that fake news spreads at the place of conflicts, but global fakes - at the junction of geopolitical conflicts, for example, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine,' said the fact checker.
Summary: This is with regard to the article, Fakes come with a big price tag, (June 15).