Danielle Citron: How Campaigns Can Counter Deepfakes

Cybersecurity expert and MacArthur Fellow has devised an eight-point plan to protect against fabricated video and audio

By Rich Barlow for BU Today

Facial mapping technology, shown in this image from a fake video of Barack Obama, makes it appear people say things they never said, a danger for political campaigns. Photo by Associated Press

Lying about political opponents is as old as the republic. But new technology called deepfakes allows someone to fabricate…