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Gonzalez bill to combat “deepfake” technology passes U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s (R-OH) bill to combat manipulated media content known as “deepfakes” passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday with unanimous support. The bill, H.R. 4355, the Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act (IOGAN Act) supports critical research to accelerate the development of technology to identify deepfakes that could erode public discord...

House of Representatives passes Rep. Anthony Gonzalez’ bill to fight 'deepfakes’

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Monday by Rocky River Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez that would help the government fight realistic-looking fraudulent videos and photographs called “deepfakes” that could be used for scams, to sow public discord and endanger national security. ... “The ability to identify and label deep fake content is critical to preventing foreign actors...

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says China should be ‘graduated’ from supportive World Bank loan program

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday agreed that the World Bank should expel China from a supportive loan program that helps middle- and low-income nations finance government projects. Asked by Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, whether he’d support graduating Beijing from the lending program, Mnuchin replied, “I do.” The question from Gonzalez comes as he works to pass legislation that would...

U.S. Objects to World Bank’s Lending Plans for China

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The Trump administration has formally objected to the World Bank’s plans to continue lending to China, the latest flash point in a long-running battle between the world’s largest economies. ... Representative Anthony Gonzalez, Republican of Ohio, who questioned Mr. Mnuchin about the bank’s work in China, introduced legislation last month that would curb World Bank funding to China by “graduating” ...

Gonzalez election security bill unanimously passes House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

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Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s (R-OH) Election Technology Research Act of 2019, H.R. 4990, passed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology today with unanimous support. The bill, introduced just last week alongside Reps. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST...

Gonzalez introduces new bill to curb World Bank funding to China

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) introduced a new bill, H.R. 5051, the Accountability for World Bank Loans to China Act, to curb World Bank funding to China by graduating the country from the World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) program. Despite far exceeding the economic threshold for the program, China has received $7.8 billion from the World...

Gonzalez, Gottheimer Introduce Bipartisan bill to combat growing drone threats in Middle East, following terrorist attacks on Israel this week

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U.S. Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5 introduced bipartisan legislation -- the U.S.-Israel Anti-Killer Drone Act – on Wednesday to boost cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel in developing technology to counter 'killer drones' amid the ongoing drone war in the Middle East. The bipartisan legislation helps fill gaps identified by the U.S. Depart...

Gonzalez introduces bill to secure elections

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U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced a new bill alongside Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on Friday to help modernize and secure U.S. voting systems. H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act of 2019, authorizes the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to condu...

Gonzalez urges Armed Services committees to include provisions to combat academic espionage in final NDAA bill

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A bipartisan group of 29 members of Congress led by U.S. Congressmen Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) sent a letter to the conference committee for the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday urging the inclusion of legislation to combat academic espionage at institutions of higher education in the final version of the bill. The legislation, known as the...

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