U.S. lawmakers question Meta and X over AI-generated political deepfakes ahead of 2024 election

Google was the first big tech company to claim it would place new labels on deceptive AI-generated political advertisements that could fake a candidate’s voice or actions; some U.S. lawmakers are now calling on X, Facebook, and Instagram to explain why they aren’t doing the same. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Representative Yvette Clarke of New York have sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and X CEO Linda Yaccarino expressing concern about the emergence of AI-generated political ads on their platforms.

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