Facebook struggles to automatically detect deepfakes at scale

[ad_1] Facebook researchers would like to be able to detect the deepfakes their own platform helps spread. On Friday, the company published a blog post summarizing months of collaborative work aimed at developing a framework for automatically detecting the form of machine-learning generated manipulated media known as deepfakes. Called the Deepfake Detection Challenge, the project…

Snapchat looks to maintain its own friendships — with devs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the past few years, Snapchat has been building up an increasingly complex weave of partnerships. They have their advertising partners that power the vast majority of their monetization efforts. They have app developers on Snap Kit that they are also selling new features like CameraKit and Minis too. They’re bringing game developers on…

Twitter shuts down huge Chinese network with a coronavirus bent

[ad_1] Hey, maybe you were arguing with a bot after all.  On Thursday, Twitter reveled an effort to dismantle three separate “state-linked information operations” that, according to the San Francisco-based social media company, worked to spread misinformation and attack political dissidents. One such effort, allegedly run by the People’s Republic of China, reportedly focused on…

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Platform operators should treat personal media and mass media differently John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the social media of 2020 like we look…

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

[ad_1] One of Twitter’s most inconsistently applied features will hopefully make more sense in the near future. Jane Manchun Wong, who frequently reverse-engineers apps to discover upcoming new features, figured out that Twitter is planning to give users a way to request verification. The social network then confirmed the development to . What this means…

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today it’s submitted a draft decision related to Twitter’s business to its fellow EU watchdogs for review. “The draft decision focusses on whether Twitter International Company has complied with Articles…

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Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to a report by Axios. Facebook said it isn’t disclosing terms of the deal. Giphy has grown to be a central source for shareable, high-engagement content, and its animated response gifs…