Inside Congress’s bipartisan effort against sexually explicit AI deepfakes

Inside Congress’s bipartisan effort against sexually explicit AI deepfakes


A group of bipartisan lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at combating the horde of websites distributing nonconsensual, sexually explicit deepfakes.

Over the last few months, Republicans and Democrats have floated multiple bills that would hold parties accountable for the distribution of deepfake pornography, as well as give victims the ability to seek financial settlement.

The term “deepfake” refers to images or videos that depict individuals in false situations, often using artificial intelligence. In 2019, a study from Deeptrace Labs found that, of all deepfake videos, 96% were nonconsensual pornography. With the use of these websites, anyone can use generative AI to develop realistic and explicit depictions of another person without their consent, even children. What once required hundreds of images and computer editing skills to

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