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Deepfake videos or audios are computer-generated ones that have been modified by using artificial intelligence or “deep learning” (a part of machine learning methods) techniques and designed to look real. To create a fake, one applies neural set simulation to massive data sets. Recently, deepfake content has been massively used in fake news, hoaxes, financial fraud, and celebrity porn videos.
The Italian Data Protection Authority has launched an investigation into Telegram due to the widespread use of bots that generates fake nude images. Only until July 2020, more than 100,000 deepfakes were discovered.
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This week’s stories feature an answer to humanity’s most difficult question, an Arizona band with five Neds Flanders, and a woman who accidentally turned into a potato at a Zoom meeting.
The new policy comes after Twitter announced a plan to ask its users about how they think the platform should address misleading media.
The new tool is intended to help journalists and fact-checking organizations in detecting manipulated and doctored pictures. It may well come in handy during the pre-election period.
Although impersonation reports only make up 2.3% of all reports, the platform is already taking action to try and prevent such content from spreading.