In the days leading up to Slovakia’s highly contested parliamentary election, deepfakes generated by artificial intelligence spread across social media. In one posted by the far-right Republika party, Progressive Slovakia leader Michal Šimečka apparently “announced” plans to raise the price of beer if elected. In a second, more worrisome fake audio recording, Šimečka “discussed” how his party will rig the election, including by buying votes from the country’s Roma minority.

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