China has published a new policy on the government to prevent the spread of false news and false videos, otherwise known as deepfakes, that are produced with artificial intelligence. The new rule, which Reuters reported earlier today, bans the online publication of fake data or deepfakes without proper disclosure of the AI or VR technology. The Chinese Government now says that the failure to reveal this is a criminal offense.
The rules will be enforced by the Chinese Cyberspace Administration on 1 January 2020. The Chinese government tends to reserve the right to prosecute both consumers and photo and video hosting providers for not respecting the rules. Chinese government’s stance is strong. Nevertheless, the legislation adopted in the USA to fight deepfakes represented this.
California became the first US government to allow the use of profound defaults in supporting and encouraging political campaigns last month. The approach of California excludes media and parody and satire with the sole goal now of preventing the possible damage deep-seated attack ads could cause in preparation for an electoral process. The law applies to candidates but expires by 2023 unless explicitly resumed, within 60 days of the election.
Congress is also examining the potential harm caused by deep-seated people and how best they can fight their influence in the next presidential elections in 2020. After convening a panel of experts from universities and think tanks, the House Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the subject to come forward with a deep strategy for electoral integrity and security.
On the US market, Facebook and Twitter are creating better tools to identify deep errors, and to reduce their distribution across their systems. Twitter this month revealed that it was implementing new policies following several high-profile events, including a misleading clip of House President Nancy Pelosi, that highlighted the company’s susceptibility to misinformation.