Can we have a hack-proof democracy?

In January 2017 the US finally designated voting machines as a critical infrastructure. Why do you think it’s appropriate? What’s got you worried?

It's appropriate because picking the next leader of the free world unfettered from foreign interference should be at least as important to us as turning the lights on or using our smartphones.

Looking ahead to the 2018 and 2020 US elections, I’m worried about the ability of technology to now produce very accurate fake audio and video files.

This would make it possible for groups to create content purporting to show candidates saying something they didn’t and then spreading that across the internet through social media. This could be done at such a fast rate and high volume that it would be very difficult to call out the fakes, further undermining trust.

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