Election disinformation takes a big leap with AI being used to deceive worldwide

March 14, 2024

But perhaps the greatest threat to democracy, experts say, is that a surge of AI deepfakes could erode the public’s trust in what they see and hear. Some recent examples of AI deepfakes include:— A video of Moldova’s pro-Western president throwing her support behind a political party friendly to Russia. The novelty and sophistication of the technology makes it hard to track who is behind AI deepfakes. As the types of AI deepfakes multiply, authorities around the world are scrambling to come up with guardrails. Some experts worry that efforts to rein in AI deepfakes could have unintended consequences.