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Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

Facebook says it is banning "deepfake" videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty ...

Evaluating the risks posed by deepfakes

A few weeks ago, French charity Solidarité Sida caused a sensation when it published a fake yet highly realistic video of Donald Trump proclaiming "AIDS is over" as part of an awareness-raising campaign. The video in question ...

Internet

China bans 'fake news' created with AI, bots

China has issued new rules banning online video and audio providers from using artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality technologies to produce "fake news."

Computer Sciences

Fake news via OpenAI: Eloquently incoherent?

OpenAI's text generator, machine learning-powered—so powerful that it was thought too dangerous to release to the public, has, guess what, been released.

Computer Sciences

Engineers develop new way to know liars' intent

Dartmouth engineering researchers have developed a new approach for detecting a speaker's intent to mislead. The approach's framework, which could be developed to extract opinion from "fake news," among other uses, was recently ...

Internet

UK lawmaker challenges Facebook on political ads

An influential British lawmaker challenged Facebook's new effort to safeguard elections on Tuesday, warning that they will place a heavy constraint on the company's ability to combat misinformation.

Internet

How fake news spreads like a real virus

When it comes to real fake news, the kind of disinformation that Russia deployed during the 2016 elections, "going viral" isn't just a metaphor.

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