Preparing for the Future of Deepfakes

  • Saturday – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Rhythms II + III - 2nd Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19Debunk
  • Session audio will be posted

Cheap, high-fidelity video and audio hoaxes are coming soon to political arena, and journalists on the front lines of misinformation need new tools to prevent abuses by powerful state and non-state actors. Join this session for best practices and frameworks to mitigate manipulation and push back against propaganda.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone concerned with the emergence of deepfake video and audio
  • Journalists covering misinformation, propaganda, bots and digital manipulation
  • Newsrooms interested in building protocols for confronting deepfakes


Matthew Wright - Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
@wrightmk |

Jeremy Gilbert - Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Washington Post
@jeremygilbert |

Joan Donovan - Director of the Technology and Social Change Project, Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School
@BostonJoan |


Claire Wardle - Director, First Draft
@cward1e |

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