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UK to criminalize deepfake porn sharing without consent

5 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Brace for yet another expansion to the UK's Online Safety Bill : The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the law which are aimed at protecting victims of revenge porn, pornographic deepfakes and other abuses related to the taking and sharing of intimate imagery without consent - in a crackdown on a type of abuse that disproportionately affects women and girls.
The government says the latest amendment to the Bill will broaden the scope of current intimate image offences - “so that more perpetrators will face prosecution and potentially time in jail”.
Other abusive behaviors that...
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UK plans to make the sharing of non-consensual deepfake porn illegal

UK plans to make the sharing of non-consensual deepfake porn illegal

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

Graphic by James Bareham / The Verge
The UK government says it plans to make the sharing of non-consensual pornographic deepfakes illegal, with offenders facing “potential time behind bars.”
The new offense is set to be added to the long-awaited and controversial Online Safety Bill, a mammoth piece of legislation that will rewrite the UK's rules for policing harmful internet content. The government announced this morning that deepfakes would be covered in the legislation along with strengthened laws against “downblousing” (taking explicit images down a women's top without consent). The...
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