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Twitter Plans Policy for Deep Fakes Ahead of 2020 Elections

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Twitter Inc. will create a new policy meant to combat manipulated media, including deep fake videos, ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

The company doesn’t currently have a policy for how to handle deep fakes, altered videos that distort a subject’s appearance or speech while still looking authentic. Twitter plans to create one, but will first ask the public for feedback, a spokesman said on Monday.