California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the California for All Emergency Management Preparedness Summit, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said Monday that the Defense Department as agreed to provide information from a Cold War-era military satellite to help spot wildfires, while the defense secretary also gave the California National Guard blanket approval through the year's end to use unmanned drones to map fires, count destroyed houses and spot survivors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California has two new laws regulating deepfakes — videos or images manipulated with artificial intelligence to make it appear as if someone has said or done something that they haven’t.
The first law makes it illegal to post deepfakes of political candidates in the 60 days ahead of an election. It was introduced after a Nancy Pelosi deepfake went viral.
The second law allows state residents to sue anyone who uses a deepfake to place them in pornographic material without consent. A recent study found that more than 90% of deepfakes are pornographic and target women.
But civil liberties and misinformation experts have criticized both laws, saying that they are misguided, vague, subjective, and threaten free speech.

Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two deepfake bills into state law.

The first is political, making it illegal to post manipulated videos and pictures that give a “false impression of a political candidate’s actions or words” in the 60 days before an election.

The bill was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Marc Berman after a deepfake of Nancy Pelosi went viral, in which her speech was altered in a video to make it sound like she was slurring her words.

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