Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia

Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia

As of today, Virginia is one of the first states in the country to impose criminal penalties on the distribution of non-consensual “deepfake” images and video. The new bill updated the law by adding a category of “falsely created videographic or still image” to the text. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) on June 12 introduced a bill in the House that would make distribution of deepfakes depicting nudity or sexual activity “with the intent to humiliate or otherwise harass the person falsely exhibited” a federal crime, subject to fines, imprisonment, or both.

Source: arstechnica.com

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