Thursday, April 29, 2021

IFLA Webinar: Tuesday, May 4th - Deepfakes: New Frontiers in Disinformation

 IFLA's News Media Section is sponsoring this significant and fascinating talk:

Title:  Deepfakes: New Frontiers in Disinformation

Speaker:  Kathryn Harrison, The DeepTrust Alliance

Date:  Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time & Time Zone:  17:00 - 18:00 Den Haag, Europe; 11:00 US Eastern Time

Register here and get the Zoom Link:

Topic:  Deepfakes are the hot topic in the media today. But what are they, and why does IFLA need to be concerned with this emerging technology?  Deepfakes are manipulated audio-visual content created by machine-learning algorithms.  For example, a person in an existing image can be replaced with another's likeness and that likeness can be made to say and do things the person never did.  This session will provide an overview of the technology and its implications for social trust, discuss examples of deepfakes in entertainment, politics, financial markets, and privacy, and analyze why this problem is so difficult to solve.  Finally, it will address the policy, technology, and education solutions required to address malicious deepfakes.  Time will be available for chat/Q&A.

Presenter Information:    Kathryn Harrison is Founder and CEO of The DeepTrust Alliance, non-profit global coalition of stakeholders building the solutions and ecosystem to tackle deepfakes and misinformation.


Please join us in exploring this rapidly growing and insidious (and interesting!) subset of fake news, a broad topic that's been pursued by the News Media committee (and partners CLM, FAIFE, and Digital Humanities SIG) over the past year through a series of eight illuminating lectures.  (  



Ann Okerson/Chair

IFLA News Media Committee

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