Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

Facebook | January 07, 2020

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election. It would also remove misleading media if it was a result of technologies like AI that "merges, replaces or superimposes content on to a video, making it appear to be authentic", the California-based company said in a blogpost here dated Jan.6. “This policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire, or video that has been edited solely to omit or change the order of words,” Facebook said. The social media giant told Reuters that as part of its new policy it will not remove a heavily edited video that attempted to make U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seem incoherent by slurring her speech and making it appear like she was repeatedly stumbling over her words.

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