LAW’s Danielle Citron: How Campaigns Can Counter Deepfakes

"“Within months, technologists say, it will be impossible…to detect deepfakes” with counter-technology, says Danielle Citron,  a School of Law professor of law, a MacArthur Fellow (an award commonly called a genius grant), and vice president of the nonprofit Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). The sheer volume of different ways to make deepfakes will confound efforts to detect them “and therefore to filter and block them,” she says. So Citron has devised an eight-point plan for political campaigns this election year, from president to dogcatcher, to protect against this cyber-sabotage."