Twitter look to change their policies in order to combat deepfakes

On Monday, Twitter stated that it was looking forward to changing company policies regarding manipulated videos like deepfakes and also asked the users for their help.

During the WSJ Tech live conference in Laguna Beach, California, the Chief Legal Officer of Twitter, Vijaya Gadde stated that according to them, many people would take interest in that space.

Deepfakes use AI-based systems to make videos of various activities of people that they aren’t part of. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter have been under the influence of fake or manipulative videos ahead of the 2020 elections.

Earlier this year, a video went viral on Twitter and Facebook that showed footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and it seemed like she was slurring her words. This video was heavily criticized, especially by the Democrats.

According to the research of the US intelligence community’s 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment, deepfakes can be used to hinder the elections of the US as well as the allied nations.

Gadder didn’t mention the official date of changing their policies. Currently, Twitter is concerned about whether to label the videos or just delete them.

In the tweet, Twitter mentioned that they would soon start taking opinions of the public about this matter.


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