Courts and lawyers struggle with growing prevalence of deepfakes

"As the technology grows in complexity, making it more difficult to spot fakes, attorneys and judges will have to decide how to manage deepfake evidence and authenticate it, says Riana Pfefferkorn, associate director of surveillance and cybersecurity at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. She warns that deepfakes could erode trust in the justice system.

“My worry is that juries may be primed to come into the courtroom and be less ready to believe what they see and believe what they hear and will be more susceptible to claims that something is fake or not,” says Pfefferkorn."