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Hollywood wants to rid the web of celebrity deepfakes

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The AI-assisted face-swapping technology known as deepfakes has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and now union SAG-AFTRA is working to “fight back” by opening up new legislative avenues. A spokesperson told Deadline that the union “has undertaken an exhaustive review of our collective bargaining options and legislative options to combat any and all uses of digital re-creations.”

Deepfakes first gained notoriety last December. As the community rapidly expanded, so did the spread of images and videos — often pornographic in nature — that featured the faces of non-consenting men and women swapped onto bodies that weren’t their own. “We are talking with our members’ representatives, union allies, and with state and federal legislators about…

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