Minnesota legislators looking to strengthen new "deepfake" law

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Some Minnesota lawmakers are considering adding penalties to a new state law that bans deepfake video and audio in political campaigns.

The original legislation calls for up to five years in prison and a ten thousand dollar fine.  

The new proposal adds a conviction of disseminated deepfakes that can disqualify candidates from holding various positions.  

The bill would also call for someone already in office to lose their position.