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Meta calls for a rethink of policy regarding faked media


NEW YORK — An oversight board is criticizing Facebook owner Meta’s policies regarding manipulated media as “incoherent” and insufficient to address the flood of online disinformation that already has begun to target elections across the globe this year.

On Monday, the quasi-independent board said that its review of a video altered of President Joe Biden which spread on Facebook revealed gaps in policy. The board suggested that Meta broaden its policy so it covers all media, not just videos created using artificial intelligence. This includes fake audio recordings that have been used to impersonate political candidates in America and elsewhere.

Meta Oversight Board stated that the company should also clarify the harms they are trying to prevent, and should label audio, video and image clips as manipulated, instead of removing them altogether.

The board’s feedback reflects the intense scrutiny that is facing many tech companies for their handling of election falsehoods in a year when voters in more than 50 countries will go to the polls. As both generative artificial intelligence deepfakes and lower-quality “cheap fakes” on social media threaten…

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