July 15, 2020

Is Seeing Still Believing? Synthetic Media and Illiberal Uses of Technology

At this exercise on June 15, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) challenged the audience to spot the difference between real and synthetic media (digital forgeries). How will artificial intelligence (AI) enable media manipulation and advance illiberal uses of technology?


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Technology & National Security

Digital Freedom Forum

Technology was supposed to be the great "democratizer" of our age. The advent of the internet and social media promised to wrench control of information from the hands of a fe...

2020 National Security Conference: The America Competes Summer Series

Jul 22, 2020

Technology & National Security

Faux News Articles and Social Media Posts Will Haunt This Election

Last September, an image of a New York Times headline began circulating online, claiming that Abdullah Abdullah, a candidate for the Afghan presidency, had taken millions of d...

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