Twitter Releases Its Draft of Potential Rules Covering Deepfakes

Feedback will be accepted on its synthetic and manipulated media policy through Nov. 27

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Twitter said last month that it would release a draft of its potential rules on deepfakes, and it did so Monday.

The social network said in a series of tweets in October that its new policy will address content that has been “significantly altered or created in a way that changes the original meaning/purpose, or makes it seem like certain events took place that didn’t actually happen.”

Vice president of trust and safety Del Harvey said in a blog post Monday that Twitter defines synthetic and manipulated media as any photo, audio or video that was significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning.

She also shared the following draft of an addition to the Twitter rules for public comment:

Twitter may:

  • Place a notice next to tweets that share synthetic or manipulated media;
  • Warn people before they share or like tweets with synthetic or manipulated...


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