PTC Says “Take it Down Act” Gives Justice to Children Targeted by Deepfake Pornography

Written by PTC | Published June 19, 2024

LOS ANGELES (June 19, 2024) – The Parents Television and Media Council said that the “Take it Down Act,” introduced today by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), will help protect children if deepfake pornography is created of them, as tech and social media platforms will be required to remove that content within 48 hours.

“Children and teens are becoming the targets of deepfake pornography. Right now, tech and social media platforms aren’t prioritizing taking down this kind of content, leaving families nowhere to turn for justice. It is appalling that children are being subjected to this kind of abuse, which is magnified as it spreads on the internet. The tech industry must confront this and the ‘Take it Down Act’ will ensure that tech has accountability for acting to remove deepfake pornography,” said Melissa Henson, vice president, Parents Television and Media Council.

“It’s unfortunate that once again Congress will be forced to act in the absence of common sense and basic decency from social media companies, which should be more proactive in detecting and removing these images. These companies are using AI tools already, they know what the dangers are and how easily they can be exploited by bad actors.”

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