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Paramount
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Mon Oct 07 01:04:40
More and more of your freedoms is being taken away from you.

Will Americans start to riot like Hong Kong soon? I don’t think so, because Americans knows that they will get shot by the police if they do.



California Bans Distributing "Deepfake" Videos Before Elections

The rush is on to fight so-called “deepfakes”—videos and audio altered to make a person falsely appear to say something that they did not. California has passed a ban that makes it illegal to share such videos within two months before an election.

Analysts have said that deepfakes will be used as political weapons ahead of next year’s elections.

“It’s hard enough to be informed, to make wise decisions about candidates and political issues,” said social media expert and San Jose State Communications Professor Dr. Matt Cabot. “But with deepfake technology it makes it vastly more complicated.”

The new law targets people distributing altered video and audio to injure the candidate’s reputation or sway voters.

The candidate can seek damages if they can prove it was shared with malice up to 60 days before an election.

“I think consumers need to be more careful about what they post or retweet,” Cabot said. “Be slow to believe. Is it plausible? Did it come from a trusted news source? Did it come from two trusted news sources?”

“In the face of total inaction at the federal level, California must step up to protect our more than 20 million voters,” said State Assemblyman Marc Berman, the bill’s sponsor. “AB 730 will help deter nefarious deepfakes by holding accountable the bad actors who intentionally attempt to injure a candidate’s reputation or deceive voters into believing a candidate said or did something they never said or did.”

There are critics of the ban. The ACLU wrote a letter to Gov. Newsom urging him to veto the bill this week.

“Despite the author’s good intentions, this bill will not solve the problem of deceptive political videos,” it stated. “It will only result in voter confusion, malicious litigation and repression of free speech.”

With presidential primaries just months away, Cabot disagrees.

“The stakes are too high,” he said. “Democracy rests on citizens being informed, and that isn’t free speech. It’s fake speech.”

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Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Oct 07 02:28:07
[Marc Berman]: "California must step up to protect our more than 20 million voters"

Sounds like, "Choice is to precious / To be wasted on vermin / That's how we'll keep them /
Sheltered, fetal, fed, and glutted ... I know that in time / They'll be glad I kept them blind"
Dukhat
Member
Mon Oct 07 03:02:25
Fucking dumbshit internet troll can't tell fact from fiction.
Cherub Cow
Member
Mon Oct 07 05:08:09
I mean, Marc Berman may be *misguided*, but I don't know if I'd call him a "Fucking dumbshit internet troll". Certainly it's problematic that the California DNC is policing the Internet due to their perception of a voter base too stupid to recognize deep fakes, but that doesn't mean that *Berman* can't tell fact from fiction. *He* probably recognizes deepfakes, he just thinks California voters can't. That's why he feels obligated to steer voters into his control. Voters can't choose "correctly" without his fatherly hand guiding them.
Rugian
Member
Mon Oct 07 06:52:34
"California must step up to protect our more than 20 million voters"

More like stepping up to protect however many people live in Hollywood. I mean, come on, where do you think this is really coming from.
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