During a technology conference of The Wall Street Journal , Twitter announced that it is working on a policy to prevent the spread of deepfakes. According to CNET , the platform has made an appeal to everyone to think about how this can best be done.
On Monday there was a panel at the conference in Laguna Beach in California where the head of Twitter's legal affairs, Vijaya Gadde, was present. There, the company announced that it wants to play a central role in the development of new policies to prevent the spread of deepfakes.
These videos are becoming a bigger problem because they are getting better and more difficult to recognize. This can cause problems in the upcoming 2020 presidential election in the United States.
The concerns are not unfounded, because films have already surfaced where the statements of politicians are being manipulated with deep-fake technology. Earlier this year, there was a deepfake from Nancy Pelosi, the president of the House of Representatives in the United States. In the manipulated video, she seemed to be drunk during a speech.
Gadde could not yet say when Twitter expects to implement the new policy. For the time being, the company wants to collect feedback about how users view deepfakes. For example, the company wants to know what users find important and what they regard as a deepfake, for example.
Based on this feedback, the platform wants to look at what measures must be taken to keep deepfakes away from the platform. On Twitter, the company posted a notice that it will soon be announced how users can leave their feedback.