Prohibiting impersonation of police in an era of deepfakes?

Anthony Stoks, Tania Leiman

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Australia's recent bushfire crisis has highlighted the critical importance of announcements from public authorities including police - via still or moving images and sound on traditional news media, websites or social media platforms. But what if we couldn't be sure that videos were trustworthy, or if images and sound had been manipulated to spread misinformation or cause harm?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalThe Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020


  • Police
  • Video
  • Social media
  • Wildfires
  • False personation
  • Police-community relations


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