Deepfakes will challenge public trust in what’s real. Here’s how to defuse them.
As we prepare for the first wave of malicious synthetic media, face-swaps and deceptive audio, there is a concrete opportunity to be prepared in a way many people were not for the waves of deception in the last five years.
Responding to disinformation should not trample on human rights
From France, to Australia, and back to the United States, there is a growing popular consensus that the spread of misinformation and disinformation online, whether through platforms or apps, has significant real-world impact. To address the problem we need to leave behind grand “solutions” that will interfere with human rights and instead focus on discrete shifts in law and policy that tackle the underlying causes instead of the symptoms. To prevent entrenching inequality and discrimination and promoting censorship, laws and policies must reflect and promote international human rights law.