Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

Twitter last-place month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other ” influenced media” that are related to photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original represent or role, or those that make it seem like something happened that actually did not. Today, Twitter is sharing a draft of its new plan and opening up policies it up for public input before it starts live.

The policy is meant to address the growing problem with deepfakes on today’s internet.

Deepfakes have proliferated thanks to advances made in artificial intelligence that have concluded it easier to produce convincing fake videos, audio and other digital content. Anyone with a computer and internet bond can now create this sort of fake media. The technology can be dangerous when used as propaganda, or to originate person believe something is real which is not. In politics, deepfakes can be used to undermine a candidate’s honour, by making them say and do things they never said or did.

A deepfake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg became viral earlier this year, after Facebook refused to pull down a doctored video that registered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stumbling over her oaths was tweeted by Trump.

In early October, two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner( D-VA) and Marco Rubio( R-FL ), called on major tech business to develop a plan to combat deepfakes on their programmes. The senators asked 11 tech business — including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and LinkedIn — to come up with a plan to develop industry standards for” sharing, removing, archiving, and confronting the sharing of synthetic material as soon as possible .”

Twitter later in the month announced its plans to seek public feedback on the policy. Meanwhile, Amazon joined up with Facebook and Microsoft to support the DeepFake Detection challenge( DFDC ), which aims to develop new approachings to identify influenced media.

Today, Twitter is detailing a draft of its deepfakes programme. The firm says that when it learns synthetic or controlled media that’s intentionally trying to mislead or disorient people it will 😛 TAGEND

sit a written notice next to Tweets that share synthetic or influenced media; inform beings before they share or like Tweets with synthetic or manipulated media; or add a relate- for example, to a news article or Twitter Moment- so that people can read more of the reasons why various sources repute the media is synthetic or operated.Posted in PoliticsTagged ,

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