Instagram owner Meta forms team to stop AI from tricking voters

It is concerned by how generative AI – tech which can fake videos, images and audio – might be used to trick voters.

It comes on the same day Home Secretary James Cleverly told the Times some people will use AI-generated fakes to try to influence a general election.

But an industry expert said the plans could be seen as “lacking teeth”.

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.

The European Parliament vote will be held from 6 to 9 June this year.

Social media rival TikTok announced in February it would be launching so-called “Election Centres” in local languages within its app for each of the 27 EU members, which will host authoritative information.
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