A virtual convening of leaders in technology, journalism, government, and academia.
In mid July, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP), together with Microsoft’s Defending Democracy Program, brought together leaders across different sectors for three days of roundtable discussions to discuss the impact of synthetic media and deepfakes on the upcoming 2020 U.S. elections. The convening brought together participants from technology, media, and academia in small groups to discuss the issues, tools, and strategies around mitigating the threats of synthetic media.
Following these sessions, the CIP will produce a report that serves to inform further discourse and set the stage for a virtual event for the public about deepfakes and synthetic media awareness on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT.
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Resources for further reading on deepfakes, synthetic media, and the disinformation ecosystem:
- Adobe Previews Technical Whitepaper
- Chesney, Robert, Danielle Citron, and Hany Farid. (2020) All’s clear for deepfakes: Think again.
- CNET Deepfakes Threat to U.S. Elections
- Data Society Deepfakes and Cheapfakes Guide
- Deepfake Detection Challenge Blog Post
- Deepfake Detection Challenge Research Paper
- Deeptrace Labs: Mapping the Deepfake Landscape
- Duke University Reporters’ Lab MediaReview
- First Draft News Disinformation Ecosystem
- Microsoft AETHER Media Provenance paper
- Partnership on AI Detection Challenge Report
- Partnership on AI Guide to Labeling Manipulated Media
- Reuters Guide to Manipulated Media
- Shruti Agarwal and Hany Farid: Protecting World Leaders Against Deepfakes (Research Paper)
- Washington Post Fakeout Video Series
- Washington Post Guide to Manipulated Media
- WilmerHale Survey of State and Federal Deepfakes Legislation
- WITNESS Backgrounder: Deepfakes in 2020
- WITNESS Emerging Threats Report
- WITNESS Sub-Saharan Africa Report and South America Report