Congress will hold a House hearing later this week on deepfakes — digitally manipulated videos or audio recordings that often appear realistic. The hearing, titled “Exploring Deepfake Technology: Implications for American Security and Democracy,” will be held on Thursday, June 10th and will survey the rise of this technology and its implications. The hearing is hosted by The House Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy.
The panel of experts will be composed of technologists, academics, and civil society advocates to explore topics such as the advancements of deepfake technology, ways to detect and protect against these videos, their potential impacts on democracy and elections, potential legal and policy solutions to address the problem, and more.
The possibility of deepfakes has the potential to upend our existing systems of truth and facts by making it possible to create realistic false content. This hearing will serve as an important step towards identifying the dangers of this technology and finding potential policy solutions to mitigate the risks that deep fakes pose.