Facebook tries to curb deepfake videos as 2020 election heats up
"Facebook has taken its first steps to curb highly-convincing videos known as deepfakes that have been manipulated using artificial intelligence," Hadas Gold reported Tuesday. "The social media platform announced the change in a blog post, saying it would remove videos that have been manipulated using artificial intelligence or machine learning to make it appear that the subject has said words they did not."
...there are, however, some key caveats
There, however, is a big BUT. As Charlie Warzel reported for NYT, "The new policy won’t, for example, cover subtly edited videos like last year’s slowed down viral Nancy Pelosi clip. And politicians and their ads remain off limits to Facebook’s third-party fact checkers. A company spokesman told me Tuesday that if Facebook determines a politician has shared manipulated media in an ad, Facebook will remove it. But, as far as I can tell, bogus content — even outright lies — is still allowed, as long as it isn’t manipulated by artificial intelligence."