“AI deepfake pornography is being used to harass, ridicule, and embarrass innocent students in our local schools. I’m joining as a sponsor of Senator Corrado’s legislation to increase penalties for bad actors who engage in the disgusting proliferation of deepfake pornography,” said Bramnick (R-21). “Republicans and Democrats should work together to address the pervasive issue of AI crimes to help school administrators and victims quickly respond when these disturbing incidents occur.”
Senator Jon Bramnick announced that he joined Senator Corrado’s bill, S-3703, after an incident occurred at Westfield High School where AI was used to victimize 30 female students. The legislation would prohibit deepfake pornography and impose criminal and civil penalties for the non-consensual disclosure of deepfake pornography.
Under the bill, the non-consensual sharing of deepfake pornography would be a crime of the third degree. Distributing, possessing, or storing deepfake pornography depicting a child would carry the same penalties attributed to child pornography, which are a first- or second-degree charge depending on the number of files found.