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

Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland.com

Washington, December 9, 2019
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.

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“The ability to identify and label deep fake content is critical to preventing foreign actors or terrorist organizations from using manipulated media to influence U.S. public opinion,” said Gonzalez. The bill’s Senate counterpart is pending before its Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The “deepfakes” bill is the third piece of legislation authored by the freshman Republican to pass the House of Representatives. 

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