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June 09, 2022

Deepfakes and the Dangers of Synthetic Media with Matthew Ferraro

Episode 227

Recent advances in deepfake technology have made it harder to distinguish between real and fabricated content, posing substantial threats to public figures, organizations and our national security. This week, host Elisa is joined by Matthew Ferraro of WilmerHale to discuss the threat of synthetic media and how this technology amplifies the spread of disinformation. What potential does this technology have to alter public perception during election cycles? Do we have laws in place to address these threats? And how can we combat the malicious use of this technology while also upholding our First Amendment rights?

Matthew Ferraro is a Counsel at WilmerHale in Washington D.C.

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Matthew Ferraro, “Congress’s Deepening Interest in Deepfakes” The Hill. Dec. 2020

National Defense Authorization Act, 2020