Twitter seeking input on future policy for deepfakes

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter wants your input on how it should treat manipulated media content.

In a blog post, the company on Monday, November 11, sought to get feedback on how it should treat synthetic or manipulated media, which they define as photos, audios, and videos "significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning."

They released a survey in English, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese, asking users about a draft they're proposing for treating manipulated media.

The draft of their current intentions for treatment says Twitter may do the following:

They added tweets – including synthetic or manipulated media – which are misleading and could threaten someone's physical safety or lead to other serious harm may be removed.

The company added, "For languages not represented here, our team is working closely with local non-governmental organizations and policymakers to ensure their perspectives are represented." Twitter users can also tweet their thoughts using the hashtag #TwitterPolicyFeedback if they want to engage in the discussion.

The feedback process will be open until November 27 at 11:59 pm GMT, after which they'll announce any further developments at least 30 days before a policy would go into effect. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

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