Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the effect on democracy of the prevalence of deepfake videos.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We have seen no evidence that deepfakes, or other, techniques have been used to successfully interfere in the UK’s democratic processes. We actively engage with international partners, civil society, and industry to tackle disinformation and propaganda. This includes identifying and promoting technical solutions that can be used to detect false content, including deepfakes.

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