Deepfakes are coming and lawmakers are looking for answers | FCW

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Deep fakes are coming, and policymakers and experts are still grappling with what to do about them. But some in Congress want to address the problem of highly realistic fake audio and video before the next election, and they want social media platforms to play a part.

“Now is the time for social media companies to put in place policies to protect users from this kind of misinformation, not in 2021 after viral deep fakes have polluted the 2020 elections,” House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said during a June 13 hearing. “By then it will be too late.”

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