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Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy – TechCrunch


Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the social giant about the three-year-old questionable tweet.

In a video tweet, Singh urged India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others citizens in the country to move Rohingya Muslim immigrants, including those “who supported terrorism,” out of the nation as he feared that they would become a “headache for the nation” in the future. “#Deport RohingyaMuslims,” he tweeted. Read More

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The Next Web

New AI tool shows which politicians and topics are getting the most TV time


A new AI-powered tool can show you how much screen time different public figures and topics are getting on TV.

Stanford University researchers created the system to increase transparency around editorial decisions, by analyzing who’s getting coverage and what they’re talking about.

“By letting researchers, journalists, and the public quantitatively measure who and what is in the news, the tool can help identify biases and trends in cable TV news coverage,” said project leader Maneesh Agrawala. Read More

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This spooky deepfake AI mimics dozens of celebs and politicians


“I did not fuck my dog,” I can hear in a recording I’m currently listening to. “I did not cum on my dog,” the recording continues. “I did not put my dick anywhere near my dog. I’ve never done anything weird with my dogs.”

The voice sounds oddly familiar, like I’ve heard it a thousand times before — and I have. Indeed, it sounds just like Sir David Attenborough. But it’s not him. It’s not a person at all.

It’s simply a piece of AI software called Vocodes. The tool, which I can best describe as a deepfake generator, can mimic the voices of a slew of politicians and celebrities including Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Bryan Cranston, Danny Devito, and a dozen more. Read More

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Facebook will label posts from politicians that break its rules


“We will soon start labeling some of the content we leave up because it is deemed newsworthy, so people can know when this is the case,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We’ll allow people to share this content to condemn it, just like we do with other problematic content, because this is an important part of how we discuss what’s acceptable in our society — but we’ll add a prompt to tell people that the content they’re sharing may violate our policies.”

It’s not clear exactly what these labels will look like, when Facebook will start adding them to posts, or how strictly Facebook will interpret the new rules. Zuckerberg said the company would label “some of the content we leave up.” Zuckerberg didn’t name Trump in his remarks, but the company has faced growing pressure to act on the president’s more inflammatory posts. Read More

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Facebook will label politicians’ posts that violate its policies after all

Social media companies have always struggled to find the right balance between enabling free speech and while moderating inappropriate content. But since Donald Trump entered the White House, this debate has taken on a complicated new layer: Should private companies censor the President of the United States, even when he violates the company’s posting guidelines

After years of waffling, Twitter finally began taking a stand this year, placing warning labels on misinformation and hiding (but not removing) calls for violence.  Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook would follow a similar set of rules, placing a label on content it would otherwise remove were it not from a politician or government official. Read More