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Facebook bans

by Margaret Schoen on 2020-01-07T09:55:00-05:00 | Comments

Facebook is banning "deep fake" videos - digital files that have been manipulated or edited in ways that aren't immediately obvious, according to a blog post from the company.

Facebook said it will prohibit videos that are edited "in ways that aren’t apparent to an average person and would likely mislead someone into thinking that a subject of the video said words that they did not actually say." It will also ban videos that are the "product of artificial intelligence or machine learning that merges, replaces or superimposes content onto a video, making it appear to be authentic."

The ban will not apply to satire or parody videos, or videos that have been edited "solely to omit or change the order of words."

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