Facebook bans 'deepfakes' in fight against online manipulation

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 09:03:19-05

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it's banning "deepfake" videos as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation.

The social network said Monday that it's beefing up its policies to remove the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence.

However, the company said the new rules won't include parody or satire, or clips edited just to change the order of words.

The exceptions underscore the balancing act Facebook faces as it struggles to stop the spread of online misinformation and "fake news" while also respecting free speech and fending off allegations of censorship.