Carnegie Mellon University

The Responsible Voter's Guide to GenAI and Political Campaigning

Generative AI (GenAI) allows its users to create realistic images, videos, audio and text, rapidly, cheaply, and at scale. These capabilities can be useful in many contexts, but during elections, they could also be misused to manipulate and deceive voters.

How Can We Protect Our Democracy?

Take action to support the integrity of the democratic process:

  • If content appears shocking or dramatic, take a step back from social media, examine the claims it makes and the source!
  • Ask candidates about their use of GenAI on their campaigns.
  • Find your representatives and send them our letter asking them to support stronger AI regulation.