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Twitter to label tweets with deceptively edited forms of media

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it would start labeling tweets containing synthetic or deceptively edited forms of media, as social media platforms brace for a potential onslaught of misinformation around the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

The platforms have been under pressure to tackle the emerging threat of "deepfake" videos that use artificial intelligence to create hyper-realistic fabricated videos. (Reporting by Katie Paul in San Francisco; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)