A popular idiom says you can’t always believe what you read.
In today’s digital age, the same could be said for what you see.
A deep fake is audio or video of a person that has been digitally altered so they appear to be saying or doing something that in actuality did not happen. Typically, this is done with a negative intent such as spreading false information and the victim is unaware of what happened.
The House passed a bill 127-0 Thursday in hopes of deterring such activity. It now goes to the Senate.
Consent to the deep fake’s creation would not be a defense for unauthorized dissemination. Immunity would be established for internet service and similar providers.