30 members of Congress tell DOJ to protect children from AI exploitation

By Bob Unruh

(Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay)
(Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay)

Dozens of members of Congress are telling the Department of Justice to take action to protect children from the surging advances in artificial intelligence, and the child sexual abuse materials that it creates.

A report at the Washington Stand explains Rep. Bob Good, a Republican from Virginia, was joined by 29 others in Congress in a letter to Joe Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland.

They are expressing “grave concern” over the online spread of AI-generated material online.

The Stand explained Good’s letter calls for “swift action” against the offensive and threatening material.

Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts!

“The letter describes how starting in 2019, advances in AI enabled a perpetrator to upload a single image of a victim, and within seconds, CSAM could be generated. Within just one year, the letter notes, ‘the AI application had already been used to target over 100,000 individuals,” the report said.

The letter cites reports that despite CSAM being illegal, there have been no prosecutions by the DOJ.

Circuit courts already have concluded that the computer-generated material can be used as evidence in prosecutions that are begun under existing child porn and obscenity laws.

The letter is not the first to raise the concern, The Stand reported. Only a week ago attorneys general from all 50 states plus four territories signed a similar letter urging Congress to review AI child exploitation.

“While internet crimes against children are already being actively prosecuted, we are concerned that AI is creating a new frontier for abuse that makes prosecution more difficult. We are engaged in a race against time to protect the children of our country from the dangers of AI. Indeed, the proverbial walls of the city have already been breached. Now is the time to act,” they wrote.

The concerns are well-placed, according to Meg Kilgannon, senior fellow for Education Studies at Family Research Council.

“The kinds of depravity that find community on the internet and even in real life are shocking and difficult to combat,” she said in The Stand report. “I am grateful to Rep. Good for confronting this problem. All 50 AGs have joined in a letter requesting federal intervention. That kind of bipartisan engagement is rare, and it’s comforting to see that elected officials are willing to set aside differences to protect children and combat the sexual abuse of children.”

The congressional letter insists Garland describe how the DOJ is addressing the threats from AI-generated CSAM, whether the criminal law needs to be updated to provide for prosecutions, and whether the DOJ will launch an investigation into the AI material.

“While recognizing the benefits of appropriate uses of AI, including medical research, cybersecurity defense, streamlining public transit, and many other applications, we believe action must be taken to prevent individuals from using AI to generate (child sexual abuse materials).”

IMPORTANT NOTE TO WND READERS: Believe it or not, today’s high priests of climate-change apocalypse are correct in predicting that in just a few short years, the earth will become miserable, wretched and almost uninhabitable by human beings. But the grim future they envision won’t come about because of “catastrophic climate change,” but rather, because of the implementation of their completely insane and truly catastrophic agenda.

As Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore recently admitted, “If they actually achieve Net Zero, at least 50% of the population would die of hunger and disease.” Likewise, writes energy expert and author Alex Epstein: “Today’s proposed policies to rapidly eliminate fossil fuel use would, if fully implemented, have truly apocalyptic consequences – making the world an impoverished, dangerous, and miserable place for most people.”

Question: When the scientific case for global warming apocalypse consists primarily of a 1-degree Celsius rise in temperature over more than 130 years, what explains the obsession with an imminent, climate-caused end of the world?

Although many groups have been drawn into the Climate Change Cult – from the news media (which has warned of climate catastrophe, either global warming or a “new ice age,” for over a century!), to innocent school kids indoctrinated by hysterical leftist teachers, to liberal Democrats who claim “climate change” will destroy the earth in a few years – the REAL villains are the national and global elites who KNOW the apocalyptic global warming religion is just a cruel hoax, but promote and exploit it as a means of accomplishing their ultimate goal: Transforming and ruling the world.

The heart and soul of today’s bizarre, pagan climate-change religion, and the global elites’ strategies for using it to rule all of mankind, is powerfully exposed and illuminated in the September issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, an issue titled “CULT OF THE CLIMATE APOCALYPSE: The elites’ breathtaking strategy for ruling the world.” WHISTLEBLOWER is available in both the popular print edition and a state-of-the-art digital version, either single issues or discounted annual subscriptions.

For 25 years, WND has boldly brought you the news that really matters. If you appreciate our Christian journalists and their uniquely truthful reporting and analysis, please help us by becoming a WND Insider!

Content created by the WND News Center is available for re-publication without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Leave a Comment