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Twitter releases draft policy on deepfakes & manipulated media

"Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media", 11 November 2019

Twitter is sharing a draft of its new policy and opening it up for public input before it goes live... The policy is meant to address the growing problem with deepfakes on today’s internet... The company says that when it sees synthetic or manipulated media that’s intentionally trying to mislead or confuse people it will:

  • place a notice next to Tweets that share synthetic or manipulated media;
  • warn people before they share or like Tweets with synthetic or manipulated media; or
  • add a link – for example, to a news article or Twitter Moment – so that people can read more about why various sources believe the media is synthetic or manipulated.

Twitter says if a deepfake could threaten someone's physical safety or lead to serious harm, it may also remove it... What isn’t clear, however, is how Twitter will be able to detect the deepfakes published on its platform, given that detection techniques aren’t perfect and often lag behind the newer and more advanced creation methods...