LISTEN: What are ‘deepfakes,’ and what is Brooklyn doing to fight them?
… In Brooklyn, NYC Media Lab [at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering] hosted a Fake News Horror Show last year at NYU Tandon. Justin Hendrix, the group’s executive director, thinks deepfakes could potentially play a significant role in the next presidential election. “The 2020 election will sort of be the olympics of disinformation,” he said. “You’ll see a lot of actors involved, so foreign state actors, as well as disinformation artists who are very much domestic.”