So . . . Some folks are spreading some fake news that President Biden announced that the US is reinstated the draft. It seems that there is a video "proving" that announcement, a video of Pres. Biden himself saying so, on camera. This has happened before, with politicians from both sides having this sort of thing manufactured.
The problem, of course, is that the video is fake, or, in more specific terms, a "deep fake".
In the video, President Joe Biden appears to say he’s reinstating the draft so the U.S. can help defend Ukraine against Russian forces. The video is a deepfake.
So, I'm older than I look, and I remember watching original episodes of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
(it debuted in 1966 and ran for seven seasons), and I recall an episode in which the IMF (Impossible Mission Force) completed their mission by doctoring a video of some dictator somewhere, making it look like that dictator confesses to his crimes and resigns.
The prescience in the plot line is remarkable. This episode is around 50 years old, when the technology was primitive. The actual faked video in the episode was crude, with obvious hard cuts, but was effective; no one detected that it was fake.
Our technology nowadays allows video to be manufactured to look like anyone and anything, from President Washington on the dollar bill singing some random pop song, to a bear snorting cocaine. One has to be far more wary than the fictional citizens of some fictional country 50 years ago.