U.S. lawmakers propose quick legislation in response to Taylor Swift deepfake

In a statement, X mentioned it is actively removing the images and taking appropriate actions against the accounts responsible for spreading them.

United States lawmakers are urging for legislation criminalizing the production of deepfake images following the widespread circulation of explicit fake photos of Taylor Swift. The pictures appeared on various social media platforms, including X and Telegram.

In a post on the X social media platform, U.S. Representative Joe Morelle expressed his strong disapproval of disseminating the images, describing it as “appalling.” He highlighted the Preventing Deepfakes of Intimate Images Act, a legislation he wrote to make non-consensual deepfakes a federal crime and called for urgent action on the issue.

Deepfakes utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to create manipulated videos by altering someone’s face or body. While no federal laws address the sharing or creation of deepfake images, some lawmakers are taking steps to address this issue.

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