Feb 26, 2024

Meta forms team to stop AI from tricking voters

Facebook and Instagram owner Meta says it will form a team to tackle deceptive artificial intelligence content in the upcoming EU elections in June. The BBC has asked Meta if it has such plans for upcoming UK and US elections. The announcement comes two weeks after Meta signed an agreement with other big tech firms committing to fighting such content. Meta head of EU affairs Marco Pancini said in a blog post that the firm, which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp, would launch "An EU-specific Elections Operations Centre" which would "Identify potential threats and put specific mitigations in place across our apps and technologies in real time". "This includes 15,000 content reviewers who review content across Facebook, Instagram and Threads in more than 70 languages - including all 24 official EU languages."

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