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Democracy Affirming Technology: Restoring Trust Online

July 20, 2022
Event Host: Software & Information Industry Association, Center For Democracy & Technology
U.S. Capitol Visitor CenterWashington D.C. 
Hodan Omaar@hodanomaar
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation

Hodan Omaar presented at the "Democracy Affirming Technology: Restoring Trust Online" event, which identified and discussed solutions for some of the problems surrounding disinformation online, including the threat of deepfake information campaigns to national security and democratic values. The focus of Omaar's presentation was that as lawmakers craft laws to mitigate harm from deepfakes they should be careful not to erode free speech rights or undermine legitimate uses of the technology.

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