In this year’s Alternative Christmas Post a “Deepfake” queen is scheduled to issue a warning about disinfection and fake news.
Channel 4’s annual Christmas Day Speech speech airs soon after the Royals officially aired and features first actor whistleblower Edward Burden Danny Dyer, Reverend Jessie Jackson, The Children Who Survived the Grenfell Tower Disaster and The Simpsons.
For 2020, the alternate speaker will be an artificially rendered version of the Emperor played by actress Debra Stephenson, who will say that he has not always been able to speak “clearly and heartily” on the BBC.
She says, “I am grateful to Channel 4 that I had a chance to speak my mind.”
sport Queen, Stephenson will appear to reveal what he and Prince Philip did during the lockdown (apparently he is a fan of ‘Netflix and Phil’), talk briefly about Prince Andrew’s future travel plans And give your thoughts on Harry’s move. And Meghan earlier this year in the United States.
His latest comment warns viewers to ask themselves if we see and hear is still ‘as it sounds’, before Tickcock dances – the green screen showing footage of Buckingham Palace is not real.
Deepfake, a form of influence where a person’s face is layered over someone else’s body in the video, has become more prevalent in recent years and is used to create compelling, inventive videos of high-profile people. .
An actress known for her roles in Coronation Street and Bad Girls, comedian and impressionist Stephenson says she has an “intense fascination” with technology.
She says, “For years I have studied people for television, but now I can really be like them. “” It’s exciting as an actress, but it’s also terrible when you consider how it can be used in other contexts. “
Ian Katz, Channel 4’s program director, said: “Defec technology is a frightening new frontier in the fight between disinfection and truth.
“This year’s Alternative Christmas Speech – apparently delivered by one of the country’s best known and most trusted personalities – is a powerful reminder that we can no longer trust in our eyes. “
The Queen’s regular Christmas message will air on BBC One at 3pm on Christmas Day, while Channel 4 will air at 3:25 pm.