Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Twitter plans to fight Deepfake videos



Deepfakes are video frauds that make people seem to be saying things they've never done.

Twitter plans to fight Deepfake videos

 Twitter is working on a new policy to address deep fake videos on its platform that will address content that may threaten someone's physical integrity or lead to offline damage. Twitter's micro-blogging system asked its users how best to process artificial videos

 "Deepfakes" are video frauds that make people seem to be saying things they have never done, such as the famous and fake videos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and recently-elected US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

 "We're always updating our rules based on how online behaviors change," Twitter said on Monday. "We're working on a new policy to process and manipulate artificial media on Twitter, but first we want to hear from you."

"We need to think about how to share artificial media on Twitter in potentially damaging contexts;

 Deepfake technologies, which provide real-time AI videos to real people who say fictional things, have significant implications in determining the legitimacy of online information.

 In the coming weeks, Twitter will announce a support period so that users can help it improve this policy before it can be activated.

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