Incident 573: Deepfake Recordings Allegedly Influence Slovakian Election

Description: Days before Slovakia's election, deepfake audio recordings surfaced, allegedly featuring conversations between a journalist and a leading liberal politician discussing vote-rigging and other controversial topics. The recordings were spread on social media platforms and may have influenced the election outcome, which saw the pro-Russian populist party winning.


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Alleged: unknown developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Slovakian electorate , Monika Todova , Michal Šimečka and Democratic process in Slovakia.

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The 2023 Slovak …


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