Is Social MediaWell Prepared for the Rise of Deepfakes?
We analyzed whether current technical counter measures for deepfakes are less e ective in social media environments than in traditional journalism environments. To that end, we compared earlier forgery methods to the possibilities and limitations of various kinds of deepfakes. Our exploration of several deepfake counter measures has enabled the analysis of their e ectiveness within the two media environments. Our recommendation is to pay increased attention to the social media environment. We view detection as a decent temporary patch and solutions that combine authentication and provenance as a promising candidate for reliable long-term solutions. Integrating the latter one into mobile phone operating systems could be compelling future work.
Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen