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Webinar: The Rise of Deepfakes: How Digital Impersonation Technologies are Now Being Used to Perpetrate Domestic Violence

Capacity building event


Deepfakes refer to a face-swapping video technology that can make it appear as though a victim participated in a pornographic video.  They are completely false, but dangerous.  They are part of a new class of digital impersonation technologies used to harass and falsely impersonate people, mainly women, on the Internet.

In this webinar, we explore this technology landscape, including existing and future threats to domestic violence survivors, such as those that allow a perpetrator to digitally hijack a person’s face, body and voice. We will also explore ways to identify, prevent and respond to digital impersonation abuse. 

Presenter: Adam R. Dodge

Adam’s work is characterized by his dedication to addressing the existing and future threats posed by technology to domestic violence survivors. He has written extensively on non-consensual pornography, co-authored a domestic violence advisory on the emerging threat of ‘deepfakes’ and his work in the field of digital impersonation has recently been featured in the Washington Post and Mashable.  As the Legal & Technology Director of Laura’s House, Adam oversees a department that processes over 1,175 restraining order cases annually. He co-authored The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Divorce and has contributed to features in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SELF Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Gizmodo and others. Adam also writes for the Huffington Post and his television appearances include Dr. Phil. He earned his B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and his J.D. by way of McGeorge School of Law and Hastings College of the Law.

Who Should Attend:

We encourage attorneys, child welfare/child advocates, community advocacy organizations, corrections personnel, court personnel, faith-based organizations, government agency staff, immigration advocates, legal service staff, social service organizations, domestic violence advocates, and victim witness specialists to attend. 

Registration Fee:
Member: $15* (save $20) | Non-Member: $35

*For more information about Membership status, or to apply for Membership, contact Christina Nicosia:

Cancellation Policy: 

Payment or guarantee of payment is due on week prior to your scheduled training. A full refund, less a $10.00 processing fee, will be given if cancellations are received a week in advance of the training. 

Participant substitutions are permitted with prior notification. If participants cancel their registration after the deadline or fail to attend, they or their organization will be billed the full amount. 

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact Miranda Stiers, Capacity-Building Program Specialist at