And most people did! Internet went crazy over the TikTok clip. One user said that he was “confused, but invested” in the TikTok video.

Another user noticed the similarities and wrote, “Wait, is that the real Tom Cruise? Or the one created by the computer?”

Paris eventually cleared the air by commenting that she was “Sliving it up with @deeptomcruise”—which is the TikTok account for impersonator Miles Fischer. Deepfake technology is used by the content creator to digitally position Tom Cruise’s visage onto his own.

A December 20,21 interview TodayMiles was pondering on the use of face-swapping technology.

Miles explained, “As a deepfake activist and unofficial spokesperson for it, I believe I have responsibilities.” “This is the cutting edge technology.”