Deep Fakes and Social Media

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Learn about the threat of deep fake technology on social media, and how to prepare your agency if you are targeted.

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Tuesday, May 18

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm, ET

The term deepfake is typically used to refer to a video that has been edited using an algorithm to replace the person in the original video with someone else (especially a public figure) in a way that makes the video look authentic. Deep fake technology can disrupt agencies’ communication efforts and federal agencies should be prepared.

Alex Cohen, Director of Emerging Technologies for GSA’s Office of Technology Policy, will be discussing the emerging threat of deep fake technology, specifically on social media, and how federal agencies can make a plan to combat a deep fake if they are targeted.


  • In this session you will hear from Alex Cohen, Director, Emerging Technologies, Office of Technology Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration

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The Federal SocialGov Community was launched in June 2012 to research, evaluate, and implement emerging social technologies and strategies for public services. It unites digital managers and specialists in a collaborative program aimed at improving the creation, adoption, and evaluation of digital engagement programs.

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