Heard about deepfakes? Don’t panic. Prepare

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Samuel Gregory, Programme Director, WITNESS You may have noticed the panic around the threat of ‘deepfakes’. They are one form of so-called ‘synthetic media’, which draw on advances in AI and machine learning to change elements of a […]

Deep fakes could threaten democracy. What are they and what can be done?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.  Authors: Andrew Chakhoyan, Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Narrative Consulting Will deep-fake technology destroy democracy, asked the New York Times. While some of us are just learning the jargon, others expect that we’ll enter this brave new post-fact world […]

Scientists can lead the fight against fake news

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Pierre BourguignonPresident, European Research Council We are living in a world with a worrying new trend – anti-science sentiment is growing, and “fake news” is posing a threat, as a steady and insidious flow of untrue or misleading […]

Fake news and Freedom of Press: can the EU ever find the fine line?

The European Commission attempts to tackle disinformation which is spread online by building up strategic measures in the EU. Last January, the EC assigned to a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) to define the problem and propose concrete recommendations on how it can be dealt. The report which was completed last month sets this issue […]