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“Voters have a right to know when video, audio, and images that they are being shown, to try to access their vote in an accessible election, have been manipulated and do not represent reality,” Marc Berman, the California Assembly adumbrative said in a press release, as first appear by Engadget. “[That] makes deepfake technology a able and alarming new tool in the armory of those who want to wage misinformation campaigns to abash voters.”

The American Civil Liberties Union accent how this bill won’t solve the issue of people weaponizing deepfake technology for political benefit. Instead, “it will only result in voter confusion, awful action and repression of free speech,” the Union said in a letter. 

While we are yet to see  any administering bodies or politicians’ reputations being actively destroyed by deepfakes, we have already witnessed  tons of womens’ likenesses superimposed in sexual or pornographic videos after their accord — whether they’re celebrities or not.

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