The account, @deeptomcruise, uses computer software to impose the actor’s face on another person, enabling individuals to impersonate other people.
Sharing a clip from the profile on Twitter, user Lauren White said: “Deepfakes are getting scary good and taking over TikTok. Every public figure should just be on there with a verified account – even if they don’t want to make content – to make it easier to identify their fakes.”
I need to know if @TaylorLorenz is aware of the Tom Cruise tiktoks https://t.co/An7AV430AF
— Brian Kosciesza (he/him) (@Brian Kosciesza (he/him))
In the clip, the man can be seen putting on a hat and sunglasses, before swinging at a golf ball.
“If you like what you’re seeing, just wait until what’s coming next,” he teased.
Elsewhere, MSNBC producer Brian Kosciesza posted another video showing the individual performing a simple coin trick, making it disappear before moving his hand quickly across his face.
“It’s all the real thing,” the man says, as the video effect continues to superimpose Cruise onto him with no glitches.
The videos have since shocked people online, with many questioning the ethical implications of such technology:
@laurenmwhite Tom hasn’t looked that young in years. Interesting to think what this might mean go film industry dow… https://t.co/Jy2QT52xjz