S. 2065Deepfake Report Act of 2019

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), and Sen. Margaret Hassan (D-NH)

Introduced: October 29, 2019
Status: The bipartisan bill was passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and moved to the House where it did not move past the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.


The “Deepfake Report Act” would mandate the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Science and Technology Directorate to produce an annual report on the state of deepfake technology for five years after this bill were to be enacted. Under this bill, the report would need to assess the underlying technology used to create deepfakes, and how foreign and domestic actors could use deepfakes to threaten national security, as well as potential countermeasures the federal government could take. The bill also calls for congressional hearings to gather information and advice relevant to the annual report.

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