Published: September 2021
Updated: October 2022

A new tool called DeepFaceLive enables users to change their appearance in real-time on Skype, Zoom, Twitch and other video-based streaming and messaging systems.

As noted by the DailyDot, DeepFaceLive is already being used by TikTokers and other content creators, and is drawing flak for the ease with which it may be used to commit fraud, misinformation and disinformation, and other forms of misuse and abuse.

DeepFaceLive was created by secretive Russian developer Ivan Petrov (aka 'Iperov'). Petrov has also been credited with helping develop DeepFaceLab, the most widely used open-source tool for creating deepfakes.

DeepFaceLive is available on GitHub.

Operator: DeepFaceLive
Ivan Petrov
Country: Russia
Transform identity
Technology: Deepfake - video
Privacy; Ethics; Dual/multi-use; Mis/disinformation
Transparency: Governance