Sen. Liz Larson, D-Sioux Falls, listens to testimony during a state Senate Education Committee meeting on Jan. 16, 2024. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)

Efforts to thwart the influence of ‘deepfakes’ meet resistance in the Legislature

BY: - February 23, 2024

Legislative efforts to curb the spread of computer-generated fake video, audio and imagery – referred to as “deepfakes” – may have to wait until next year.  A committee of lawmakers defeated a bill Friday that would have regulated election-related deepfakes, after a broader deepfakes bill was tabled earlier during the legislative session in Pierre. “We […]

Sen. Liz Larson, D-Sioux Falls, on the Senate floor during the 2024 legislative session. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)

Full Senate to take up pre-election regulation of ‘deepfake’ misinformation

BY: - February 7, 2024

Opposition from media organizations wasn’t enough to stop a bill that would require the labeling of “deepfakes” within 90 days of an election. On a 5-3 vote Wednesday, lawmakers on the Senate State Affairs Committee chose to send Senate Bill 96 on to a full debate on the Senate floor. “I doubt it’s going to […]