Deepfake election bills introduced in more than half of states

Most would impose disclosure requirements, but some go further.
Images created by Eliot Higgins with the use of artificial intelligence show a fictitious skirmish with Donald Trump and New York City police officers posted on Higgins’ Twitter account, as photographed on an iPhone in Arlington, Va., Thursday, March 23, 2023. The highly detailed, sensational images, which are not real, were produced using a sophisticated and widely accessible image generator. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Legislation to regulate artificial intelligence-created election deepfakes has been introduced in more than half of states as lawmakers scramble to erect protections in advance of the 2024 elections.

The issue gained fresh urgency last week when some New Hampshire voters received a deepfake robocall that sounded like President Biden urging them to skip the presidential primary and save their vote for November. The state attorney general’s office said it is investigating.

Stay informed
Subscribe to keep reading.

Sign up today to get the latest state new at your fingertips and in your inbox.