America to offer compensation to victims of Deep Fake AI content

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Deepfake technology has become a significant concern, producing computer-generated images, videos, and audio that mimic real individuals, leading to the dissemination of misleading and often absurd content. In response, the United States government, led by President Joe Biden, is poised to enact new legislation to address this issue, providing harsh penalties for offenders and offering compensation to victims under the proposed Taylor Swift Act.

In Missouri, the state legislature is preparing to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at combatting the creation and distribution of deepfake AI content. Sponsored by Republican Adam Schwadron and supported by Anthony Morabith and State Rep. Ben Baker, this bill seeks to address the growing threat posed by deepfake technology.

Under the proposed law, individuals found guilty of creating or sharing deepfake content could face up to six months in jail and fines. Repeat offenders may face even harsher penalties, including 10 to 15 years of imprisonment and compensation for victims if the deepfake content incites physical harm, violence, panic, or economic loss.

Recent incidents, such as the circulation of objectionable videos featuring singer Taylor Swift and misleading images of former President Donald Trump, highlight the urgent need for legislative action. These incidents have underscored the potential for deepfake technology to sow confusion and disrupt public discourse.

To address these challenges, lawmakers are working to draft comprehensive legislation that can serve as a model for other states grappling with similar issues. It is anticipated that this initiative will spark discussions in legislative bodies across the country, with more states considering similar measures in the coming months.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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