In today’s digital society, information is available worldwide at the click of a button. However, the spread of disinformation online, combined with the pace of technological advancements, creates new challenges for policymakers. The European Commission is also currently in the process of revamping the Code of Practice on Disinformation, aiming to bring new stakeholders on board and expand the commitments made by existing signatories. 

Disinformation can also take the form of “deep fakes”. In 2021, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation laying down harmonised rules for Artificial Intelligence, which amongst others proposes to introduce transparency obligations for users of AI systems generating deep fakes.  

Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, reiterated in 2022 that ‘no other legislative initiatives to regulate the use of deepfake technologies beyond the scope of the legislative framework on AI’.  

Recently, the situation in Ukraine once again showcased the importance of tackling disinformation and the urgency for the EU to combine policy with future-proof tools. 

This webinar will explore the remedies that the EU can put in place to fight deep fakes and will engage with stakeholders on how the AI Act can be strengthened.


14:00 ELF welcome 

Elina Baltatzi, Head of Communications, European Liberal Forum 

Moderator: Mared Gwyn, Political Analyst 

14:10 Presentation on topic

14:40 Moderated discussion and Q&A with participants 

15:00 End of the event 

More speakers to be announced soon.

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