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    Virginia Gets Real About Fake Porn

    The Old Dominion is leading the charge in protecting victims of “falsely created” content: An existing revenge porn law was amended yesterday to include a misdemeanor category for video or still images that have been manipulated or fabricated, including “deepfakes” created with advanced machine learning tools. It comes just days after DeepNude, an app that creates convincing nudes from images of clothed women, was taken down following widespread backlash.

    Who will follow? States are beginning to wake up to the threat of deepfake technology, with federal lawmakers championing similar bills.

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