Facebook bans Deepfakes

Facebook Bans Deepfake Videos

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In a recent blog post, ahead of the forthcoming US election, Monika Bickert, Vice President, of Facebook’s Global Policy Management has announced that the social media giant is banning deepfakes and “all types of manipulated media”. Not Like Last Time With the 59th US presidential election scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Facebook appears to […]

Postcards To Combat Election Interference

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Following disclosures of how Facebook was used by advertisers who may have been seeking to influence the US election result, Facebook has suggested that in future in the US, those backing candidates with advertising campaigns will receive a ‘snail mail’ postcard sent by Facebook with a verification code. Ads Mentioning A Candidate The measure is […]

Facebook Pushes Local News

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In a move to improve the quality and trustworthiness of content, and to increase civic engagement, Facebook has announced that it will be focusing on local news sources. Misleading News Problems Even though Mark Zuckerberg has been keen to promote the view that the change to the prominence given to local community news sources in […]