‘A crackdown on memes?’ Twitter’s new policy on ‘synthetic and manipulated media’ might hit the MSM too

Twitter Safety on Monday announced a feedback period for its upcoming crackdown on “synthetic and manipulated media,” which by Twitter’s definition could range from memes to fake news.
We’re always updating our rules based on how online behaviors change. We're working on a new policy to address synthetic and manipulated media on Twitter – but first we want to hear from you.

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Trust us, you don’t want to hear from us. You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do anyway.
What’s synthetic and manipulated media?
It’s media that’s been significantly altered or created in a way that changes the original meaning/purpose, or makes it seem like certain events took place that didn’t actually happen.

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You mean like when that day laborer slowed down video of Nancy Pelosi so she sounded drunk? Good thing the media tracked that guy down and publicized that he’s on probation.
The new policy will address this type of content, specifically when it could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm.

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Why are we doing this?

1️⃣We need to consider how synthetic media is shared on Twitter in potentially damaging contexts.
2️⃣We want to listen and consider your perspectives in our policy development process.
3️⃣We want to be transparent about our approach and values.

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In the coming weeks, we'll announce a feedback period so that you can help us refine this policy before it goes live. Stay tuned for more!

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So, is Hillary Clinton among the first to violate the new terms of service by posting fake letters?

I hope you also address instances in which a real (but old) photo is re-used, accompanied by false claims that the photo was taken at a current event.

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Like when someone posts photos of children in cages from 2014 and posts them as contemporary? Or when a verified blue-check journalist like Jose Antonio Vargas crops a photo of a protest and passes it off as a migrant child in a cage separated from his family? Why is this still up?
This is what happens when a government believes people are “illegal.”

Kids in cages.
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So, a ban of ABC affiliates for showing a gun range in Kentucky to propagandize the American polpulace into calling for the US military to go to war with Turkey? Like THAT kind of "synthetic" and "manipulated" media?

Or just memes? Did Twitter give up on fighting the meme war?
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@nytimes consistently manipulates events and distorts the news.

Please label them appropriately as unreliable, fiction, or satire. Thanks!
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So basically anything funny (that did not actually happen) will be against tos. I think the wording on this could be revamped from a legal standpoint or 90% of twitter content (journalists making things up) will be a no go. Of course selective enforcement will also be an issue.
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Leave the memes alone. Geesh. Social media is supposed to be entertainment. You take away the things that make it entertaining, why even use your platform?
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Us too.

That’s what it’s sounding like to us. Let’s all keep our eyes open during this “feedback period.”
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