Digital Communications

Deep Fakes and Social Media

Learn about the threat of deep fake technology on social media, and how to prepare your agency if you are targeted.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Hosted by SocialGov Community of Practice and Digital.gov

Deep fakes are an emerging threat that can disrupt agencies’ communication efforts and federal agencies should be prepared. The term deep fake is typically used to refer to a video that has been edited using an algorithm to replace the person in the original video with someone else (especially a public figure) in a way that makes the video look authentic.

Join the SocialGov Community of Practice and other federal government employees to hear from Alex Cohen, Director of Emerging Technologies for GSA’s Office of Technology Policy. Alex will be discussing the emerging threat of deep fake technology, specifically on social media, and how federal agencies can make a plan to combat a deep fake if they are targeted.


This talk is hosted by the SocialGov Community of Practice (CoP). This community hosts educational and networking events, and provides free resources to government employees with the goal of improving social media and new digital media outreach efforts at every level of government. Social media managers face many of the same challenges – join SocialGov to connect with others who get it.