Mar 7, 2024

Minnesota Becomes First State To Ban Deepfakes in Elections. Hany Farid Weighs In.


Minnesota banned the use of deepfakes in elections. Now dozens of other states are, too.

By Kirsten Swanson

In a nearly unanimous vote last spring, lawmakers in Minnesota made it a crime to use deepfake technology to influence an election.

The state became one of the first to ban the use of A.I.-generated material in elections, which officials worry could be used to spread disinformation about candidates or the voting process...

“I think it’s going to be very difficult because it’s the internet,” said Hany Farid, professor of computer science at the University of California Berkeley...


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Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley.

Last updated:

March 13, 2024