We Hold These Truths: How Verified Content Defends Democracies
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The free flow of information and trust in its authenticity are essential pillars of a democratic society. Yet cheapfakes, deepfakes, and generative artificial intelligence are already being maliciously employed to undermine public confidence in traditional sources of news and government information. Given the sustained attack on democracy-sustaining institutions by those who want to undermine democratic norms and sow societal divisions in the United States and across the globe, the public needs tools to help independently verify whether a piece of content is one they can trust.
Please join the CSIS International Security Program for an event titled “We Hold These Truths: How Verified Content Defends Democracies” on March 27 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT. The event will feature a keynote address by Dana Rao, General Counsel at Adobe.
This event will take place just before the 2023 Summit for Democracy and will highlight the potential for new tools to establish authenticity standards in media and online content. The event will also demonstrate some active use cases of content provenance standards developed by the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity and Content Authenticity Initiative.
This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.
Emily Harding, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program, CSIS
Presentation: Digital Provenance Technology and the C2PA Standard in Action
Andy Parsons, Senior Director, Content Authenticity Initiative, Adobe
Mounir Ibrahim, Vice President of Public Affairs and Impact, Truepic
Andrew Jenks, Principal Program Manager, Azure Media Security, Microsoft; Chairperson, Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity
Panel Discussion: Emerging Tools to Identify Manipulated Media and Protect Democracies
Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Advisor for Homeland Security, International Security Program, CSIS (moderator)
Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Department of State
Jessica Brandt, Policy Director, AI and Emerging Technology Initiative, Brookings Institution
Dr. Matthew Turek, Deputy Director, Information Innovation Office, DARPA
Dana Rao, Chief Trust Officer and General Counsel, Adobe
- Harshana Ghoorhoo
- Former Research Assistant, International Security Program