Anticipating and addressing the ethical implications of deepfakes in the context of elections

  title={Anticipating and addressing the ethical implications of deepfakes in the context of elections},
  author={Nicholas A. Diakopoulos and Deborah G. Johnson},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={2072 - 2098}
New media synthesis technologies are rapidly advancing and becoming more accessible, allowing users to make video and audio clips (i.e. deepfakes) of individuals doing and saying things they never did or said. Deepfakes have significant implications for the integrity of many social domains including that of elections. Focusing on the 2020 US presidential election and using an anticipatory approach, this article examines the ethical issues raised by deepfakes and discusses strategies for… 
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