CLARKE AND KLOBUCHAR LEAD LETTER TO META AND X REQUESTING ANSWERS TO AI-GENERATED POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS ON THEIR PLATFORMS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 5, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the CEOs of Meta Platforms, Inc. and X Corp., Mark Zuckerberg and Linda Yaccarino, respectively, requesting clarification on how their organizations are addressing AI-generated content in political advertisements hosted on their social media platforms.
“As we approach the 2024 elections, we write to express serious concerns about the emerging use of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated content in political advertisements on your platforms and request information about your efforts to address these threats to our free and fair elections.
With the advancement of AI technologies, it has become increasingly challenging to identify AI-generated content, including videos, images, audio, and text. We are already seeing examples of deceptive AI-generated content in political ads that has the potential to deceive voters and disrupt their trust and faith in our elections,” the members wrote.
“With the 2024 elections quickly approaching, a lack of transparency about this type of content in political ads could lead to a dangerous deluge of election-related misinformation and disinformation across your platforms – where voters often turn to learn about candidates and issues.”
The text of the letter is available here.