Recto calls for Senate inquiry into proliferation of ‘deepfakes’ | Inquirer News

Recto calls for Senate inquiry into proliferation of ‘deepfakes’

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 01:50 PM November 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is seeking a Senate inquiry into the proliferation of so-called “deepfakes” or fabricated video or audio materials online.

In a statement on Saturday, Recto filed Senate Resolution No. 188 which aims to investigate artificial intelligence-synthesized audiovisual materials or deepfakes to strengthen government mechanisms to implement Cybercrime and Data Privacy Laws, “safeguarding the privacy, information and identity of all Filipinos.”

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Under the resolution, Recto said spreading “fabricated audios and videos have far-reaching consequences” on privacy, personal information, media literacy, political institutions, criminal justice and law enforcement.

Recto also cited that deepfakes can damage reputations if a lover can create “revenge porn.”

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The senator added that deepfakes, which can create malicious content, may be viewed as real by the “gullible public” due to its high-quality videos.

In the United States Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act was proposed to respond to threats caused by deepfakes, Recto said.

Edited by MUF
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