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House to Dig Into Deepfakes

The House Energy & Commerce Committee Consumer Protection Subcommittee will hold a hearing Jan. 8 on "deception online," "Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age." 

Among the topics for discussion will be deepfakes and disinformation campaigns. 

“As the internet has matured from a blogging platform to the engine that powers our economy, bad actors who seek to manipulate consumers have become more sophisticated," said House E&C chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.). 

No witnesses have been announced, but they will be asked to provide input on how to combat "harmful" deception and manipulation.