back to article Facebook to ban deepfake videos in posts and ads, sort of: Vids must be believable, made by AI, and not be parody

Facebook has vowed to delete at least some fake videos that appear to have been manipulated by machine-learning algorithms to crack down on the spread of disinformation. The AI technology used to create such forged content – generative adversarial networks (GANs) – has been rapidly improving over the past five years. GANs, …

  1. the Jim bloke

    I missed seeing the second comma here

    "Facebook’s Monika Bickert, veep of global policy management, on Monday night."

    .. and as thinking -either they have a trump-level of management turnover, or are supporting veeps for every fraction of every day of the week - which would be an acceptable use of facebooks profits from managements point of view, rather than spending it addressing privacy and security concerns.

    From the non-affiliated veep of sarcastic comments on wednesday mornings..

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  3. macjules Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    it if it’s being run as an ad.

    If a photo or video is rated false or partly false by a fact-checker, we significantly reduce its distribution in News Feed and reject it if it’s being run as an ad. ...

    Unless we are being paid for that ad

    FTFY Facebook

    1. quxinot Silver badge

      Re: it if it’s being run as an ad.

      They also are banning the wind from blowing.

      We'll see just how well this goes for them.

      1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        Re: it if it’s being run as an ad.

        Where's Canute when you need a leader with a bit of sense?

    2. Ordinary Donkey

      Re: it if it’s being run as an ad.

      Are FactCheck UK on their list of approved fact checkers?

    3. DCFusor

      Re: it if it’s being run as an ad.

      They let CNN and a couple other dubious outlets on there - real people can push inaccurate news too, or just make it up. If you can call most news anchors "real people" that is.

  4. Cederic Silver badge

    Still not a major concern

    If deepfake technology was good enough to pass muster we'd have seen its use in the General Election in the UK in December. We didn't.

    Boris genuinely did hide in a fridge.

  5. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

    How can you tell a Trump video is a deepfake?

    If he's making sense or telling the truth then it's a deepfake.. :-)

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