Deepfakes: Prospects for Political Use and Threats to the Individual and National Security

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The article analyzes the potential of using deepfake technologies for political purposes. It is noted that in the near future, deepfakes may affect various levels of public and political life and contribute to the spread of a wide range of threats: from reputational risks for celebrities and individuals, to the development of organized crime and problems of social stability and national security. The authors evaluate potential threats, prospects and main directions of state regulation of deepfake content in the broader context of political and legislative initiatives to counter the spread of disinformation and fake news.

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Vladimir G. Ivanov

RUDN University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3650-5460

Doctor of Political Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of State and Municipal Management

Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198

Yaroslav R. Ignatovskiy

Analytical Center PolitGeneration

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2006-4621

Political Consultant, General Director

Ligovskiy prosp., 74, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191040


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