For years, the influence of fake news and the manipulation of public and political perception has been a threat to political systems. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories have risen to new...
Tech & Terrorism: Following Public Outcry and Government Criticism, Facebook Makes Another Reactive Policy Change
Last week, Facebook announced a new policy change in their aim to eliminate deepfakes and the spread of manipulated media ahead of the 2020 presidential election. In their updated Manipulated Media section of their Community Standards, Facebook said...
Child exploitation content on the Internet has dramatically increased, and current efforts to prevent and remove it by tech companies and law enforcement are not enough. In a recent New York Times article, Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Senior...
CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid quoted: "'The difference in Biden’s overall appearance between the two videos appears to be just a result of different lighting in the room'” Hany Farid, image forensics expert and professor at University of California, Berkeley told Motherboard. And in the original video from the conference, he noted, 'you can clearly see that the claims being made about blinking and other artifacts are unfounded.'"
On March 16, 2022, a deepfake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calling upon Ukrainian troops to surrender surfaced on several social media platforms and was placed on a Ukrainian news website by hackers. Ukrainian authorities had...
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On February 4, 2020, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants launched a missile attack in Afrin, northwestern Syria. The missiles targeted two schools and a mosque, killing one and wounding seven others.
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A neo-Nazi leader recently released from prison is accused of plotting an attack on the Maryland power grid with a… https://t.co/xdBJ84gyf7
Said neo-Nazi leader, Brandon Russell, had been in federal custody for possessing bombing materials. He is a co-fou… https://t.co/8hNftCCDfg
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