Twitter Wants Users' Feedback on Manipulated Media
Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.
Thw company is seeking for public input on a new rule to address synthetic and manipulated media.
Twitter defines synthetic and manipulated media as any photo, audio, or video that has been significantly altered or fabricated in a way that intends to mislead people or changes its original meaning. These are sometimes referred to as deepfakes or shallowfakes.
Twitter's proposals of what the social microblogging netwrk will do include the placement of a notice next to Tweets that share synthetic or manipulated media. Twitter is also considering warning people before they share or like Tweets with synthetic or manipulated media or even add a link so that people can read more about why various sources believe the media is synthetic or manipulated.
In addition, if a Tweet including synthetic or manipulated media is misleading and could threaten someone's physical safety or lead to other serious harm, Twitter says it may remove it.
In order to receive users' feedback, Twitter is offering a brief survey, which is available in English, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
The feedback period will close on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11:59 p.m. GMT. At that point, Twitter review the input is has received, make adjustments, and begin the process of incorporating the policy into the Twitter Rules.
Twitter last year banned deepfakes in the context of intimate media. The company's policy prohibits images or videos that digitally manipulate an individual’s face onto another person’s nude body.