• Corpus ID: 231693319

Deepfakes and the 2020 US elections: what (did not) happen

@article{Meneses2021DeepfakesAT,
  title={Deepfakes and the 2020 US elections: what (did not) happen},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Paulo Meneses},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2101.09092}
}
Alarmed by the volume of disinformation that was assumed to have taken place during the 2016 US elections, scholars, politics and journalists predicted the worst when the first deepfakes began to emerge in 2018. After all, US Elections 2020 were believed to be the most secure in American history. This paper seeks explanations for an apparent contradiction: we believe that it was precisely the multiplication and conjugation of different types of warnings and fears that created the conditions… 

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