2022-11-25 02:20:03

Sharing pornographic deepfakes to be illegal in England and Wales

Logo BBC
BBC

By Monika Plaha & Joseph Lee

BBC News

A planned new law would make sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent a crime in England and Wales.

Tackling the rise in manipulated images, where a person's face is put on someone else's body, is part of a crackdown on the abuse of intimate pictures in the Online Safety Bill.

This law would also make it easier to charge people with sharing intimate photos without consent.

Prosecutors would no longer need to prove they intended to cause distress.

In some cases under the existing law, men have admitted sharing women's intimate images without consent, but have not been prosecuted because they said they did not intend to cause any harm.

The government says around one in 14 adults in England and Wales say they have been threatened with their intimate images being shared against their will.

It also says there are growing global concerns about technology being used to create fake pornographic images and video, with one website which creates nude images from clothed ones receiving 38 million visits last year.

Continue read on bbc.com

Logo CNBC
EconomyBy Arjun Kharpal2022-12-23 02:30:58
Key Points In January, China will introduce first-of-its-kind regulation around "deepfakes" as Beijing ramps up its control over internet content. Some of...

Logo CNBC
EconomyBy Lauren Feiner2022-12-23 20:08:24
Key Points Congress passed a large spending package that includes a bill banning TikTok from being used on government devices. The package also includes new...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Peter Walker2022-12-23 13:08:32
Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the UK government is considering blocking Scotlands new law designed to make it easier for trans people to legally change...

Logo CNN
Politics2022-12-19 18:55:37
Washington CNN — At least 3,000 minors, mostly boys, have been targeted by financial sextortion schemes this year, a dramatic increase from previous years,...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-12-20 16:13:47
By Brandon Drenon BBC News, Washington The FBI is warning of an "explosion" in cases of teenagers and young boys being tricked into sending explicit pictures...

Logo The Independent
PoliticsBy Craig Paton2022-12-23 11:41:17
Rishi Sunak has said it would be completely reasonable for the UK government to consider blocking Scotlands controversial new self-identification gender...

Logo WJXT
PoliticsBy Lindsay Whitehurst2022-12-19 17:57:04
WASHINGTON The FBI sounded the alarm Monday about an explosive increase in teenage boys being targeted online and extorted for money after being tricked into...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Ash Rose2022-12-24 21:00:49
Seeing famous football stars flood their social media with festive images has become somewhat of a modern tradition for millennial football fans. However,...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-12-24 18:35:47
SAN DIEGO (AP) The founder of a California -based porn empire that coerced young women into filming adult videos has been arrested in Spain, three years...

Logo CBC
HealthBy Richard Raycraft2022-12-23 09:00:19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is not looking at bringing back a federal mask mandate. The federal government ended mandatory masking...

Logo Fortune
Business / FinanceBy Steve Mollman2022-12-24 20:46:17
"While there's money involved, I don't think any of us would call on [regulators] to supervise online massive multiplayer games," argued Stephen Cecchetti.

Logo BBC
PoliticsBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-12-23 05:28:52
UK ministers have threatened to block Scottish gender reforms making it easier for people to change gender. It comes after the Scottish Parliament voted to...

Logo Daily Mail
FootballBy Aidan Wondracz2022-12-18 05:17:32
Explicit photos and videos of a high-profile NRL player and his girlfriend will be played in court as evidence against his ex-wife who was accused of...

Logo CNBC
PoliticsBy Chelsey Cox2022-12-20 20:57:36
Key Points Incidents of 'sextortion' have risen dramatically in recent months, federal law enforcement officials said. Victims of sextortion are minor...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2022-12-23 05:09:26
The video of a man raping his 9-year-old daughter was discovered in New Zealand in 2016 and triggered a global search for the little girl. Investigators...

Logo Fortune
Business / FinanceBy Lindsay Whitehurst2022-12-23 09:51:38
Snapchats encrypted technology and disappearing messages make it especially hard to catch dealers on the platform.

Logo BBC
TechnologyBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2022-12-21 13:02:42
By Tom Gerken Technology reporter Sharing passwords for online streaming services such as Netflix is against the law, according to a government agency. The...

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Lib Brooks2022-12-23 16:47:31
After the celebratory whoops and hugs, an initial euphoria has given way to reflection as trans and nonbinary Scots consider what the passing of the gender...

Logo South China Morning Post
Business / FinanceBy Ben Jiang2022-12-12 13:00:11
Deep synthesis providers and users are required to make sure any doctored content is explicitly labelled and can be traced back to its source The internet...

Logo Daily Star
FootballBy (Image: The Fa Via Getty Images)2022-12-24 16:11:42
Manchester United fans have slammed the club's new Twitter profile picture as they demanded an explanation for the confusing change. Most Premier League...