Deepfake audio recording claims opposition tried to rig Slovakia election
Occurred: September 2023
A deepfake audio recording appearing to depict a pro-European politician and journalist discussing methods to rig Slovakia’s 2023 election.
Progressive Slovakia received 18% of the vote making it the second largest party in the country’s parliament behind SMER, which had campaigned to withdraw military support for its neighbour, Ukraine. It is unclear to what extent the deepfake influenced the result.
Purpose: Manipulate public opinion
Technology: Deepfake - audio; Generative adversarial network (GAN); Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Governance, Mis/disinformation
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Published: October 2023