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Following one of our most recent events, "GANs, Deepfakes, and Synthetic Media" featuring Nina Jankowicz and Melissa Griffith, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staffers with an in-depth analysis of generative adversarial networks (GANs), deepfakes, and synthetic media. Included in the memo is background on how GAN technology is used to create synthetic media and how this type of media can be used maliciously. This memo also provides actionable ideas for policymakers to combat malicious use of deepfake technology. 

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The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to private briefings, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of foreign policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings specifically for Members of Congress.  Read more

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