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Virtual Legality Episode 166

A Lawyer Reads Twitter’s New “Manipulated Media” Policy

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With the US election season now officially in full swing, Twitter has decided to fight the scourge of deepfake "manipulated media" (photos, audio, and visuals) the only way it knows how: with overbroad language and near total discretion.

What does the new Twitter policy do and how does it do it?

Why are there areas of concern even though we might generally agree with the desirability for certain protections?

And who watches the watchers, anyway?

We never manipulate (but we may be synthetic)...in Virtual Legality.

#Twitter #Deepfakes #ManipulatedMedia


Discussed in this episode:

"We know that some Tweets include manipulated photos or videos that can cause people harm."
Tweet - February 4, 2020 - @TwitterSafety
https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1224799838895607809

"Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news"
Vox - Aprial 18, 2018 - Aja Romano (@ajaromano)
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/18/17252410/jordan-peele-obama-deepfake-buzzfeed

"Synthetic and manipulated media policy"
Twitter Policies
https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/manipulated-media

Twitter's ""Synthetic and manipulated media policy" Table
https://help.twitter.com/content/dam/help-twitter/samm/sammen.png


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"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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