A particular situation was experienced on the weekend of March 8 on Twitter, since the social network first labeled a video as manipulated, the peculiarity is that it corresponds to a speech by the White House Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.
The story was made clear when it was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino and retweeted by President Donald Trump, and the Washington Post technology journalist, Cat Zakrzewski, He made it evident in his own timeline.
Just in: Twitter applied its new manipulated media label for the first time to a deceptively edited video of Joe Biden. It was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and retweeted by the president. pic.twitter.com/PggcCwMNkx
– Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) March 8, 2020
The journalist also explained that “The warning is not shown in the details of the Tweet at this time, but it is in the timelines of people. The company is working on a solution. ”
That Twitter admitted that tagged the video as manipulated. Twitter spokeswoman Catherine Hill confirmed the site The verge inan emailthat “this Tweet was processed based on ourSynthetic and Manipulated Media policy".
In this policy that began to take effect on March 5, the social network clearly establishes the parameters to tag a video as manipulated:
- if the content has been substantially edited in a way that fundamentally alters its composition, sequence, time or framing;
- any visual or auditory information (such as new video frames, overdubbed audio or modified subtitles) that has been added or removed; and
- if the means representing a real person have been manufactured or simulated.
However, in the trench of the former vice president of Barak Obama they wanted to delve into this video, and in a statement to CNN, andBiden campaign manager Greg Schultz responded with a statement criticizing Facebook for not taking similar measures, as informed by Sarah Mucha of CNN.
“We live in an era of more and more unbridled misinformation, and there are only two ways to address this toxic force that is corroding our democracy: in a responsible manner and in a way that serves the public, or in an irresponsible and egosta manner. Facebook's misconduct when it comes to brazenly false information traffic is a national crisis in this regard.It is also an inordinate act of putting profits above not only our country, but all countries.Facebook does not say so, but it is evident to all who have examined their conduct and policies: they care primarily about money and, to that end, are willing to serve as one of the most effective means in the world for the dissemination of vile lies.That is disgusting, and should be called for what it is.His unethical behavior is not acceptable and must change, ”he said.