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Twitter is set to effectively ban fake media:

Twitter recently announced that it plans to act on deceptive pictures and clips being displayed on the platform. In a recent statement from the company, Twitter revealed that users will no longer be allowed to share manipulated media that will affect other users negatively. Henceforth, the social media platform is also set to reveal a label alongside doctored posts to indicate the validity of the content.

The statement read, “You may not deceptively share synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm. In addition, we may label Tweets containing synthetic and manipulated media to help people understand the media’s authenticity and to provide additional context.”

“We know that some Tweets include manipulated photos or videos that can cause people harm. Today we’re introducing a new rule and a label that will address this and give people more context around these Tweets, Our goal in making these assessments is to understand whether someone on Twitter who is just scrolling through their timeline has enough information to understand whether the media being shared in a tweet is or isn’t what it claims to be.”

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