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Scientist: Mariëtte van Huijstee

Mariëtte van Huijstee pictureMariëtte van Huijstee is coordinator at Rathenau Instituut. As an expert on the international normative framework on responsible business conduct and on multidisciplinary, qualitative research, she focuses on questions surrounding the societal responsibility of private actors in the technology and innovation sector – such as social media platforms and other platform-based companies – and the changing (power)relations between stakeholders resulting from the digitalization of society.
She obtained her PhD in 2009 from the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation with a dissertation on business-NGO interactions and their influence on corporate social responsibility.

Mariëtte van Huijstee interview, Deepfake Face Manipulation of Asian Male

Mariëtte van Huijstee: “Video footage is perceived as evidence”

Mariëtte van Huijstee is an expert on responsible business conduct. She focuses on technology, innovation companies’ societal responsibility and how ongoing digitalisation is changing the fabric of society. Are deepfakes going to play a decisive role in future fake news? Mariëtte van Huijstee: I’m afraid they will. Just the potential of actual deepfakes circulating is ...

Deepfakes Face Manipulation of Asian Male

Fighting abusive deepfakes: the need for a multi-layered action plan

Deepfakes videos herald some promise for the media industry, but at present they are mostly used for malicious purposes including the production of non-consensual pornography. The law is failing to protect victims as it struggles to keep pace with technological advances.