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Video of Pelosi brings renewed attention to 'cheapfakes'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The issue of misleading political messages on social media arose again last week, when President Trump tweeted out an edited video showing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi repeat...

Twitter to label altered media, remove if it may cause harm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people. The company said Tuesd...

Business Highlights

—- Google 4Q revenue grew, but not enough for Wall Street SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock f...

YouTube: No "birther" conspiracy videos for 2020 election

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is making clear there will be no “birtherism” on its platform during this year's U.S. presidential election. Also banned: Election-related “de...

New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the Sun...

'Holy Grail' digital effects rewinding the clock for actors

LONDON (AP) — With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best picture Oscar in February, all eyes are on the special effects team that...

Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipula...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked t...

Business Highlights

___ Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears America's fast-growing web of doorbell cameras is being fueled in part by the support of cities and polic...

Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but real...

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into the Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the...

Facebook isn't deleting the fake Pelosi video. Should it?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words — began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social netw...

Rep. Hurd says US isn't prepared to combat altered videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman and former CIA officer says America isn't prepared for disinformation campaigns that use altered video to spread false information across social media. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LEFTIST WINS BIG IN MEXICO ELECTION An...

I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped? New technology on the internet lets anyone make v...