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Fake Trump video? How to spot deepfakes on Facebook and YouTube ahead of the presidential election

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But, says Kambhampati, the rapid improvements in deepfake technology means that we will soon have to rely on AI techniques to detect what the human eye cannot. "There is not a 100% foolproof way of identifying deepfakes, not even for AI researchers," Thomas says. "Detection is always going to be an arms race. As people develop more accurate detection algorithms, fakers will develop even more sophisticated frauds." There are non-technical ways to sniff out a deepfake, just like other forms of disinformation. Ask yourself: Who is the person publishing this information?


Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

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Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social network said late Monday that it's beefing up its policies for removing videos edited or synthesized in ways that aren't apparent to the average person, and which could dupe someone into thinking the video's subject said something he or she didn't actually say. Created by artificial intelligence or machine learning, deepfakes combine or replace content to create images that can be almost impossible to tell are not authentic. "While these videos are still rare on the internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as their use increases," Facebook's vice president of global policy management, Monika Bickert, said in a blog post.


Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

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Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social network said late Monday that it's beefing up its policies for removing videos edited or synthesized in ways that aren't apparent to the average person, and which could dupe someone into thinking the video's subject said something he or she didn't actually say. Created by artificial intelligence or machine learning, deepfakes combine or replace content to create images that can be almost impossible to tell are not authentic. "While these videos are still rare on the internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as their use increases," Facebook's vice president of global policy management, Monika Bickert, said in a blog post.


Facebook Deepfake Ban Policy: Benefits And Loopholes

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After months of struggle with deceptively altered videos, Facebook finally announced last week that it would ban the posting of Deepfakes on the social media platform as part of a new policy on manipulated media. Deepfakes refer to images and videos that are manipulated using Artificial Intelligence tools to show something fake. Monika Bickert, Facebook's vice president of global policy management, announced in a blog post on Monday that Facebook Deepfake Ban Policy will add nudity, hate speech, and graphic violence in Facebook's list of prohibited content categories. The ban is appreciated for the reason that it will stop the spread of false news and disinformation. "While these videos are still rare on the Internet, they present a significant challenge for our industry and society as their use increases," the company mentioned in the blog post.


Election 2020: Twitter says deceptively doctored videos and photos may get labeled or removed

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Facing growing pressure to fight disinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Twitter said it would label or remove tweets sharing doctored videos and photos, sometimes referred to as deepfakes, that seek to mislead users. Under the new policy, Twitter users cannot "deceptively" share altered videos and photos that are "likely to cause harm," the company said Tuesday. "We've seen people try to distort conversations with altered media or fabricated media, not just on Twitter, but across the internet," Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said. "We want to make sure we can address any instance where media has been altered or fabricated and shared on Twitter." Video clips deceptively altered to discredit or embarrass political figures, such as those targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, would be labeled, the company said Tuesday.