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With a presidential election campaign underway in the United States, Facebook announced Monday that it has banned manipulated videos and photos, often called deepfakes, from its platforms.
The policy change was announced through a blog post late Monday night, confirming an earlier report from The Washington Post. In the post, Facebook said that it would begin removing content that has been edited “in ways that aren’t apparent to an average person and would likely mislead someone” or are created by artificial intelligence or machine learning algorithms.
But the policy does include content that is parody or satire, or video that has been edited to remove words or change the order in which they…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts