Twitter will ban ‘deceptive’ faked media that could cause ‘serious harm’

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Twitter will ban faked pictures, video, and other media that are “deceptively shared” and pose a serious safety risk. The company just announced a new policy on synthetic and manipulated media — a category that encompasses sophisticated deepfake videos but also low-tech deceptively edited content. In addition to banning egregious offenders, Twitter will label some tweets as “manipulated media” and link to a Twitter Moment that provides more context. This process will begin about a month from now, on March 5th.

The new rules apply to media that has been “significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated” by any means. That could include anything that’s been spliced, clipped, or overdubbed in a way that substantially changes its meaning,…

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