Twitter preparation policy modifications to assist battle deepfakes

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Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde speaks on a panel Monday about tech, power, personal privacy and policy. It was hosted by The Wall Street Journal.


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Twitter stated Monday it’s going to make policy modifications around how it handles controlled videos such as deepfakes and it’s asking the general public for assistance.

“We think that a lot of people will have an interest in this space,” stated Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde at the WSJ Tech Live conference in Laguna Beach, California.

Deepfakes utilize expert system to develop videos of individuals doing or stating something they didn’t. Social networks, consisting of Facebook and Twitter, have actually been coming to grips with controlled videos ahead of the 2020 elections. Earlier this year, Twitter and Facebook left up an modified video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made it look like she was slurring her words, a relocation that drew criticism, specifically from Democrats.

The United States intelligence neighborhood’s 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment likewise kept in mind that deepfakes might be utilized to meddle in elections both in the United States and in allied countries.

Gadde didn’t state when Twitter will present these brand-new policy modifications around controlled videos. The business is taking a look at what to do when deepfakes are found, consisting of whether to identify the videos or take them down.

Twitter stated in a tweet that it will begin collecting public feedback in the coming weeks.


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