Microsoft warns deepfake election subversion is disturbingly easy

April 2, 2024 at 11:07AM Amid upcoming global elections, Clint Watts, Microsoft’s Threat Analysis Center GM, anticipates AI-driven misinformation influencing outcomes. Deception may not reach feared sophistication but will remain effective due to simple tactics. Watts’ team monitors government-linked threat groups globally and identified AI techniques utilized by Russian actors to post fake news. AI … Read more

Deepfake Democracy: AI Technology Complicates Election Security

February 9, 2024 at 03:58PM Recent events highlight the increasing threat of AI-generated deepfakes targeting US elections. The use of modern generative AI platforms poses risks such as mass influence campaigns, automated trolling, and the spread of deepfake content. Experts stress the potential for AI to amplify phishing attacks and call for measures to defend … Read more

Russia’s AI-Powered Disinformation Operation Targeting Ukraine, US, and Germany

December 5, 2023 at 10:07AM The Doppelganger operation, linked to Russia, uses fake websites and social media to spread disinformation and manipulate opinion in Ukraine, the U.S., and Germany. It employs advanced obfuscation and AI to create counterfeit articles, with recent campaigns targeting political issues in the U.S. and Europe. Meta disrupts similar influence operations. … Read more

Microsoft, Meta detail plans to fight election disinformation in 2024

November 8, 2023 at 02:10PM Microsoft and Meta have announced different initiatives to combat misinformation during the upcoming global elections in 2024. Microsoft’s strategy includes implementing Content Credentials, a service that enables political campaigns to attach metadata to images and videos to verify their authenticity. Meanwhile, Meta will require advertisers to disclose when digitally manipulated … Read more