Trust & Transparency in the Deepfake Era: Developing an Industry Standard for Digital Content

June 24, 2020
11am to 12:15pm ET
Washington, DC

Featuring Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

Software-enabled innovation has unleashed a flood of creativity and allowed people to create content, connect, and share their work online in myriad new ways. At the same time, some users take advantage of these tools to create and share inauthentic content. This virtual policy event examined the emerging paths to address digital disinformation and inauthentic content: What role does detection play? How do we attribute changes in content to their source? And how do we educate consumers to help them understand what’s real?

Participants examined the legislative and regulatory landscape related to inauthentic content and discussed the industry-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) aimed to help people know what they’re seeing online is legitimate.


  • Remarks from Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
  • Remarks from Victoria Espinel, President & CEO of and BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Keynote presentation from Dana Rao, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Adobe
  • Panel discussion with Capitol Hill policy, technology, and publishing community leaders
    • David Dorfman, Legislative Director and General Counsel, Representative Yvette D. Clarke
    • Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow, The Wilson Center – Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP)
    • Marc Lavallee, Executive Director, Research and Development, The New York Times
    • Sam Mulopulos, Director, Senate AI Caucus

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