YouTube Spells Out Take Downs Specs for "Deepfakes" in Advance of Iowa Election

Looks like YouTube is trying to get the target off its back by publicizing what would trigger a Deepfake takedown. Cnn already picked up the story.

You Tube Spells Out Triggers for Deepfake Takedowns

  • Content that has been technically manipulated or doctored in a way that misleads users (beyond clips taken out of context) and may pose a serious risk of egregious harm; for example, a video that has been technically manipulated to make it appear that a government official is dead.
  • Content that aims to mislead people about voting or the census processes, like telling viewers an incorrect voting date.
  • Content that advances false claims related to the technical eligibility requirements for current political candidates and sitting elected government officials to serve in office, such as claims that a candidate is not eligible to hold office based on false information about citizenship status requirements to hold office in that country.
    https://youtube.googleblog.com/2020/02/how-youtube-supports-elections.html

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