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Identity verification on social platforms used to be a matter of trust and safety. Now for Twitter and Facebook, it’s a new line of revenue.
Three researchers argue the dangers of deepfakes are overblown, but they will still require journalists to give thought to how they handle unconfirmed information.
BuzzFeed’s fake-news reporter outlines some of the dangers ahead: “We have a human problem on our hands. Our cognitive abilities are in some ways overmatched by what we have created.”
“How can we have these conversations together, instead of just being in our camps throwing insults at each other that no one is doing enough?”
1. Atractivo emocional, 2. Apariencia de autoridad: la historia apela a una filtración o declaración que supuestamente existió, 3. Inserción efectiva en el espacio online, 4. Una red de amplificación (como Twitter o Facebook).
“The world has a lot more witnesses now, and we can’t be at everything. Our tool helps shift some of the burden of witnessing and lets journalists do much more of the high value-added work.”
Instead of hassling your neighbor’s cousin’s friend who works at Twitter, you can now get rejected via form email.