Deepfakes, Social & Impact on Elections

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David Morris | John Bambenek | Lance James | Dean Nicolls

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AI-generated fake videos, or deepfakes, are becoming more common, more convincing and easier to create. In the era of social, technically manipulated videos can spread like wildfire. This is a particularly sensitive issue in today's politically charged environment. With the 2020 U.S. presidential election on the horizon, foreign interference in elections is a real problem and social media the perfect gateway for sowing misinformation, discord and mistrust. Can deepfakes impact the outcome of elections? How easy are they to spot, and do you need a tool for that? Join this episode of the Election Hacking series to learn more about the emergence of deepfakes and what can be done to mitigate its impact on elections. - The current state of deepfakes - How deepfakes can be used in misinformation campaigns - Use of deepfakes in cyber crime - Social media and the spread of fake videos - How tech companies are addressing the scourge of deepfakes (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) Panelists: - Lance James, CEO of Unit 221B - John Bambenek, VP for Security Research and Intelligence at ThreatSTOP - Dean Nicolls, VP of Global Marketing, Jumio Moderator: David Morris, Executive Director at Digital Risk Management Institute This episode is part of the Election Hacking Original series examining the threats to democratic elections, the technologies used to power and hijack elections, and what's needed to educate and empower voters before Election Day.

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