This story is from Democracy Digest:
There are three important initiatives that could play a key role in helping to contain the damage that deep-fakes inflict on democracy, according to Clint Watts, a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, and Tim Hwang, the program chair of COGSEC, a group focused on investigating and thwarting online influence operations:
- First, the public needs an early warning system that can operate as a kind of air-raid siren for signaling coordinated online disinformation efforts. Universities, online platforms and civil society organizations should be coordinating to create a unified structure for signaling to the broader public when significant media manipulation campaigns are underway. This is more than just another fact-checking initiative: the aim would be to provide up-to-date information about evolving threats and the techniques being used to spread them.
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