At the end of 2017 and into 2018, the media became aware of a disturbing trend taking hold in certain online communities: deepfake pornography. A master manipulator can create a convincing video in mere hours.
The usual targets for deepfake pornography are celebrities, but some fear this could become a common weapon in the existing practice of revenge porn and researchers are trying to find ways to fight back.
So how do we legislate against a technology that is developing more quickly than lawmakers’ understanding? And considering how long the legislative process can take, is there a technological solution to combat deepfake porn?