Content / social network aggregate Reddit has recently changed its usage policies. The new policies reflect an effort to ban all users who impersonate other individuals, either for false information or the use of Deepfakes.
Creating fake content through artificial intelligence has been a hot topic, especially in the United States because of the upcoming elections. Thus, Reddit warns that it is aware of content that may be spoof or satire but will make sure that the content is not defamatory or misleading.
Therefore, Reddit will keep an eye on content that may be considered offensive, defamatory or misleading. Deepfakes used for jokes will be allowed as it depends on the context.
The Deepfake Problem
Deepfakes have become very popular in recent months as they allow anyone to create fake content out of someone else’s facial features. Deepfake’s best example is this video of comedian Jordan Peele talking over a Barack Obama Deepfake.
The truth is that most of the content that Deepfakes meets is harmless. There are hundreds of videos on YouTube where users change the face of actors in famous movies like putting the face of Mr. Bean in the Terminator movie, for example.
However, despite the use for jokes and memes, Deepfakes can easily be used negatively. One example of this is in adult content, where for years websites have created fake content from the face or even body of celebrities, overlapping existing scenes.
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