Why are deep fakes a threat to democracy?

By Christian Bartsch

Ahead of any election the political forces inside that country try to get the general public to follow their argumentation. This is not the only kind of influence that is happening in the minds of voters. With the massive influence of social media and online news people are subjected to a faster kind of information flow. This information tends to include deep fakes.  This is where governments outside that nation see an opportunity to get their desired candidates to take power over that nation. What used to happen in banana republics and during the cold war has now transitioned to a voting war inside the leading power houses. These outside sources try to spread misinformation by posting in social media deep fakes. Deep fakes are a threat to democracy.