World star: Fuss over AI nude photos of Taylor Swift: US politicians hope for more support for draft law

The nude photos of US pop star Taylor Swift, generated by artificial intelligence, were available on the online platform X for around 17 hours.

World star: Fuss over AI nude photos of Taylor Swift: US politicians hope for more support for draft law

The nude photos of US pop star Taylor Swift, generated by artificial intelligence, were available on the online platform X for around 17 hours. Fans were outraged; according to consistent media reports, the post was viewed more than 47 million times. Now even US politicians have spoken out.

This is "disturbing," White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told ABC News at a press conference. "We will do everything in our power to resolve this issue." According to Jean-Pierre, Congress should “take legislative action.”

It is also important that social media companies enforce “their own rules” to “prevent the spread of misinformation and non-consensual, intimate images of real people.” The White House has already taken some measures, such as setting up a task force to combat online harassment and abuse.

A spokesman for US Democrat and Representative Joe Morelle also told ABC News that they are currently working on passing a law that would make the non-consensual sharing of digitally altered images a federal crime with prison time or fines. "We are certainly confident that Taylor Swift's news will help build momentum and strengthen support for our bill that would address her exact situation with criminal and civil penalties."

The Taylor Swift nude photos are believed to have been created using an AI text-to-image tool. Several of the photos were subsequently published on X. The account was suspended last Thursday, according to the report.

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