This Note explores how deepfake technology can disrupt democracy and influence elections through the protections given to political speech under the First Amendment. Part II describes deepfakes in greater detail and identifies the wide uses for deepfake technology. Part III reflects on how the federal government and states are attempting to regulate deepfakes, mainly to protect individuals from pornographic exploitation and election tampering. Finally, Part IV discusses in detail how the First Amendment creates constitutional barriers in regulating deepfakes.
Still Waters Run Deep(fakes): The Rising Concerns of “Deepfake” Technology and Its Influence on Democracy and the First Amendment,
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