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Vitaly Demirov
Experts concerned by flaws of deepfake detection technology
15 January, 13:35
There is a package of ready-made programs to enable users to produce fake videos,” he said. This process still takes much time. For example, a 40-second video can take a week or longer to assemble.
Olga Ageiko
Opinion: Emotional contagion spreads more quickly on social media than in crowds
15 January, 13:00
The phenomenon of social media at the moment can be compared to the crowd psychology. Fundamentally, emotional contagion actually happens way more quickly on social media rather than in a crowd, but we fail to notice that, Olga Ageiko said.
Viktor Naumov
Opinion: People evaluate credibility of news by number of likes and reposts
15 January, 12:43
Non-tech-savvy people have no chances to identify deepfakes. Identifying an ordinary fake is also quite a challenge as today's people are overwhelmed by information.
The Belarusian nuclear power plant. An archive photo
IAEA mission to come to Belarus in February to check readiness for nuclear power plant launch
15 January, 12:27
Earlier BelTA quoted Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk as saying that the readiness of the entire nuclear infrastructure in Belarus for operating a nuclear power plant will be evaluated as part of the INIR mission's visit.
Opinion: Anyone can make a ‘media bomb' today
15 January, 12:09
"Technology is cheap and simple. But these people who are there for likes, have no ethics or the feeling of responsibility for the information they disseminate. In fact, we may face a situation when a 'media bomb' can be made ‘in the kitchen' so to say,” the expert said.
Aleksandr Karlyukevich
Belarus information minister wants legal response to deepfakes
15 January, 11:37
Aleksandr Karlyukevich believes that it is necessary to assess the scale of this phenomenon and potential threats associated with it, and to introduce legislation regarding fakes and deepfakes.
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Belarus National Art Museum joins Museum Selfie Day 2020
15 January, 10:09
All you need to do in order to take part in the campaign is to come to the National Art Museum with a smartphone, take a selfie and upload it using the tags #MuseumSelfieDay2020 and #artmuseumby.
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Family capital deposits worth $783.3m opened in Belarus
15 January, 09:00
The program was supposed to expire on 31 December 2019, but its effectiveness prompted the country to extend the program for another five years and review the provisions under which families can use family capital.
Minsk cinema attendance at 3.5 million in 2019
14 January, 18:34
“Last year we registered 3,594,000 cinema viewers, which was up by 15% from 2018 or by 289,000,” said Olga Bogovarova.
Maria Guleghina. Photo from operanews.ru
Maria Guleghina to perform solo recital in Minsk on 1 February
14 January, 18:22
Maria Guleghina will perform a solo recital in the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on 1 February, BelTA learned from the theater.
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