MIT Technology Review.
Making deepfake tools doesn’t have to be irresponsible. Here’s how.
Provides guidance for synthetic media tool developers, demonstrating how they can mitigate the potential for misuse. Suggests actions that academia, industry, government, media, and funders can take to incentivize this.
December 12, 2019
How to Stop Misinformation
An approach to threading the needle of privacy/encryption and protection against misinformation, focusing particularly on the context of India and WhatsApp.
January 25, 2019
Harvard Business Review.
Is Your Company Ready to Protect Its Reputation from Deep Fakes?
Why the business community should care about “deep fakes”, and why we all need to work together on mitigation.
November 8, 2018
The Washington Post.
In a digital reality, who can we trust?
High level overview of the societal impacts of advances in audio and video manipulation (“deep fakes”), and what can be done about it.
February 22, 2018
Selected Reports and Papers
NeurIPS AI for Social Good Workshop.
The tension between openness and prudence in responsible AI research
December 14, 2019
The Thoughtful Technology Project.
Reducing malicious use of synthetic media research
Explores considerations relating to the malicious use of machine learning systems, and implications for potential release practices around such research.
July 27, 2019
Columbia Journalism Review.
What is credibility made of?
The constituent parts of credibility, and how understanding them can help us measure the credibility of news at greater scale.
March 21, 2019
Center for Social Media Responsibility.
Iffy Quotient: A Platform Health Metric for Misinformation
Describes the system I designed to measure the engagement with "unreliable" (iffy) news sources across multiple platforms.
October 10, 2018
Other Writing
Alliance For Securing Democracy.
Deepfake Myths: Common Misconceptions About Synthetic Media
June 17, 2019
Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
What do we mean by “quality news?”
November 16, 2018
Infrastructure against misinformation
June 5, 2017
“Can we survive technology?”
June 1, 2017
How to fix our news ecosystem
January 5, 2017
Dying Journalism and Deadly Water
November 12, 2016