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by on October 22, 2019

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 be done best.

There was a session at the Laguna Beach, California event on Monday, where Twitter's head of legal affairs, Vijaya Gadde, was present. The company announced that it intends to play a central role in developing new policies in order to prevent the spread of deepfakes.

Such clips become a bigger problem as they get stronger and harder to remember. This may cause problems in the United States ' upcoming presidential election in 2020.

The fears are not baseless, as videos have already shown up where politicians ' comments are being distorted using deep-false software. Earlier this year, Nancy Pelosi, the president of the House of Representatives in the United States, became a "deep-faced" person. She claimed to be intoxicated during a speech in the edited video.

Gadde was not yet able to say when Twitter plans the new policy to be introduced. The company wants to gather feedback on how consumers interpret deepfakes for the time being. The agency, for instance, wants to know what consumers think is important and, for example, what they consider to be a deep-fake.

Based on this feedback, the platform wants to see what steps need to be taken to keep the platform from deep-fakes. The company posted a notice on Twitter. On how users can leave their feedback will be announced in the near future.

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