Electoral System: Overseas Interference

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 14th November 2018.

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Deepfake videos have the potential to do tremendous harm, as they can easily be fabricated to show candidates making inflammatory statements or, God forbid, simply looking inept. Civic discourse will further degrade and public trust will plummet to new depths. This is the new wave of disinformation and election interference coming from overseas. What are the Government doing to prepare?