A recent simulation exercise in New York, titled "The Deepfake Dilemma," depicted. a scenario where artificial intelligence-generated deepfakes spread false information during the 2024 election, causing significant concern among former officials, tech executives, and civil society leaders. The exercise revealed challenges in detecting and countering deepfakes, highlighting gaps in coordination between federal and state agencies and tech companies. Participants emphasized the need for improved communication and public education campaigns to address the threat of disinformation and safeguard the integrity of elections. However, concerns remain about potential election deadlock if efforts to combat disinformation fail, underscoring the urgent need for robust strategies to protect democratic processes.

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