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Episode Info: On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Misinformation Apocalypse,” Preet answers listener questions about:Grand jury rules, and speculation that a grand jury declined to indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeThe D.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling preventing the House Judiciary Committee from enforcing its subpoena for Don McGahn’s testimony Trump’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times CompanySuper Tuesday predictions and punditryThe guest is Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert and a professor at University of California, Berkeley. Farid is at the forefront of the race to develop technology that can detect visual, audio, and video manipulation. With the recent rise of AI-based fakes, also known as “deepfakes,” Farid is part of a small team of analysts creating new techniques to assist with the identification of fake content.  As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at, or call 669-247-7338 to leave a voicemail.To listen to Stay Tuned bonus content, become a member of CAFE Insider.Sign up to receive the CAFE Brief, a weekly newsletter featuring analysis of politically charged legal news, and updates from Preet.REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALSTHE Q&A ANDREW MCCABE“Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case,” New York Times, 2/14/20“On the Mystery of the McCabe Grand Jury,” Lawfare, 9/13/19The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute MCGAHN DECISIONThe decision in House Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn, 2/28/20“Court of Appeals Decision Amounts to a Constitutional Earthquake,” CNN, 3/2/20“Dems tread cautiously on investigations after impeachment,” Politico, 3/1/20NYT LAWSUITDiscovery, “How Courts Work,” American Bar AssociationTrump campaign libel lawsuit filing, 2/26/20“Trump Campaign Sues New York Times for Libel,” New York Times, 2/26/20“The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo,” New York Times, 3/27/19“Trump’s curious lawsuit against the New York Times,” National Review, 2/28/20“Trump 2020 Sues ‘Washington Post,’ Days After ‘N.Y. Times’ Defamation Suit,” National Public Radio, 3/3/20THE INTERVIEW“Deepfakes Are Getting Better, But They're Still Easy to Spot,” Wired, 5/2619 “Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target,’” Washington Post, 12/30/18Faux Rogan PELOSI “SHALLOWFAKE” “Speaker Pelosi at CAP Ideas Conference,” C-SPAN, 5/22/19“Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump,” New York Times, 5/24/19 LEE HARVEY OSWALD Srivamshi Pittala, Emily Whiting, Hany Farid: A 3-D Stability Analysis of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Backyard Photo (2009)“Settling the Controversy Over Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald,” Dartmouth News, 10/19/15 YOUTUBE & CONSPIRACY VIDEOSMarc Faddoul, Guiilaume Chaslot, and Hany Farid: A longitudinal analysis of YouTube’s...
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