Fake Biden video prompts call for Meta to label posts

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The independent body that reviews how the owner of Facebook moderates online content has said the firm should label fake posts rather than remove them. The Oversight Board said Meta was right not to remove a fake video of US President Joe Biden because it did not violate its manipulated media policy. But it said the policy was ‘incoherent’ and should be widened beyond its scope ahead of a busy election year. A Meta spokesperson told the BBC it was ‘reviewing’ the guidance. ‘[We] will respond publicly to their recommendations within 60 days in accordance with the bylaws,’ Meta said. The Oversight Board called for more labelling on fake material on Facebook, particularly if it cannot be removed under a certain policy violation.” (02/05/24)