House lawmakers Wednesday grilled Facebook’s vice president of global policy management, Monika Bickert, over the company’s ban of “deepfakes,” saying that the policy fell short.
“Big Tech failed to respond to the grave threats posed by deepfakes, as evidenced by Facebook scrambling to announce a new policy that strikes me as wholly inadequate,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., who heads the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
Bickert appeared before the panel after penning a blog post detailing Facebook’s policy and the two criteria the company will use to determine is misleading manipulated media should be banned.
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