Channel 4 creates ‘deepfake’ version of Queen for alternative Christmas message

A digitally created “deepfake” version of the Queen, played by actress DebraStephenson, will deliver Channel 4’s alternative Christmas message and offer astark warning about misinformation and fake news. The channel’s annualChristmas Day broadcast will appear to show the Queen telling viewers: “On theBBC, I haven’t always been able to speak plainly and from the heart.