back to article China reveals draft laws that heavily restrict deepfakes

The Chinese government has unveiled a draft law clamping down on deepfakes – the practice of using AI to adapt existing digital content into realistic simulations of humans. The draft emerged last Friday from the Cyberspace Administration of China and frames the need for regulation in the context of the government's desire to …

  1. ShadowSystems

    How can I post a DeepFake of

    Their leader's face on Winnie the Pooh's body, shagging the barrel of the tank in T.Square, as an animated GIF?

    I want to do my patriotic duty to uphold the glorious nature of the great & powerful Chinese government.

    (Inserts a big, bold, neon bright, blinking, scrolling marquis, SARCASM tag just in case it wasn't bloody obvious enough.)

    1. W.S.Gosset

      Most Chinese wouldn't understand the reference

      Hair-raisingly, non-old mainlanders know nothing about that event. If a Hong Konger etc tries to tell them, they eye-rollingly dismiss it as Western propaganda.

    2. Snowy Silver badge

      Re: How can I post a DeepFake of

      Not riding it like Cher did to the massive gun on some US battleship for her music video If I could turn back time (

      Except it would be if I could turn back time I would stop you all from see it.

  2. Winkypop Silver badge
    Big Brother

    Deepfakes bad

    Copyright fakes double plus good!

  3. W.S.Gosset

    Freudian slip

    > the draft does outline extensive regulations on how digital assets must be safeguarded to prevent user privacy.

    In related news, Faceboogle announced that it has bought China.

  4. Blackjack Silver badge

    China definitely makes the people who don't live there happy about not living there.

  5. DerekCurrie
    Thumb Up

    The CCP Gets Something Right, For A Change

    I have little more than contempt for the behavior of China's Communist Party (CCP). But, setting aside their grasping hegemony propaganda: Hobbling and denouncing deepfakes is an excellent idea, good for one and all across the human world. Marketing doesn't need further tools to abuse and confuse bad biznizz victims.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like