California makes ‘deepfake’ videos illegal, but law may be hard to enforce

Source: The Guardian – Artificial intelligence

AB 730 makes it illegal to circulate doctored videos, images or audio of politicians within 60 days of an election

California made it illegal to create or distribute “deepfakes” in a move meant to protect voters from misinformation but may be difficult to enforce.

California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, on Thursday signed legislation that makes it illegal to create or distribute videos, images, or audio of politicians doctored to resemble real footage within 60 days of an election.

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