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Twitter to label deepfakes and other deceptive media – Source Reuters Tech News

(Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it would start applying a label to tweets containing synthetic or deceptively edited forms of media, as social media platforms brace for a potential onslaught of misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

FILE PHOTO – An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin, November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Illustration/File photo

The company also said it would remove any deliberately misleading manipulated media likely to cause harm, including content that could result in threats to physical safety, widespread civil unrest, voter suppression or privacy risks.

Social companies have been under pressure to tackle the emerging threat of “deepfake” videos, which use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic but fabricated videos in which a person appears to say or do something they did not.

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) YouTube said earlier this week it would remove any…

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