Deepfakes are non-consensually AI-generated voices, images or videos that are created to produce sexual imagery, commit fraud, or spread misinformation.
Deepfakes are a growing threat to society, and governments must act.
Rapid AI improvement has made deepfake creation fast, cheap and easy.
There are no laws effectively targeting and limiting the creation and circulation of deepfakes, and all current requirements on creators are ineffective.
In the UK, a coalition of bipartisan politicians has endorsed our statement regarding the need for a ban on deepfakes.
The public strongly supports a ban on deepfakes. Support for the ban crosses political boundaries.
The only effective way to stop deepfakes is for governments to ban them at every stage of production and distribution.
This must place legal accountability on the companies that provide deepfake technology, the creators of deepfake content, and everyone in between.
Make the creation and dissemination of deepfakes a crime.
And allow people harmed by deepfakes to sue for damages.
Hold model developers liable.
They must show that they have taken measures to prevent deepfakes.
Hold model providers, service providers, and compute providers liable.
Everyone involved in the creation of deepfakes must be held accountable for the damages they cause.