Social Media and the Threats against Human Security – Deepfake and Fake News Cover Image

Social Media and the Threats against Human Security – Deepfake and Fake News
Social Media and the Threats against Human Security – Deepfake and Fake News

Author(s): Filofteia Repez, Maria Magdalena Popescu
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: social networks; deepfake; fake news; security culture; human security;
Summary/Abstract: The proliferation of unconventional weapons triggered by technological progress have raisedthe threat level for individual and society through the uncertainty generated by managingwords and images, through AI algorithms and through social engineering techniques.The rapid growth of social media has allowed for the information to be disseminated andidentified in a reckless manner. Deepfake, centred on economic or political attacks, and fakenews, acting on democracy and social systems, are the products that state and non-stateactors use, which are aimed at weakening security in general and human security in particular.Deepfake and fake news as main instruments for hybrid warfare have become important topicsfor security culture. In terms of human security, social media generates series of advantages,however, whatever is developed through the hostile use of these networks generated seriesof threats for societies. Starting from these aspects, the present paper provides, alongwith conceptual definitions, a general understanding on the implications that social mediachallenges have on human security.

  • Page Range: 44-55
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English