Twitter vs AI: What you need to know about the new ban
Don’t think you’re smarter than Twitter.
Twitter (The social network is banned on the territory of the Russian Federation) introduces a new policy aimed at combating the abuse of artificial intelligence (AI) for the purpose of manipulating or misleading other users. This decision, effective August 1, 2023, applies to both automated and manual methods of AI-assisted content creation.
Due to an increase in the use of AI to create distorted or fake tweets that could negatively influence public opinion, spread misinformation, or violate user rights, Twitter has made this decision. The company’s desire to ensure the security of its platform and maintain trust and transparency among users became the basis for the introduction of a new policy.
Failure to comply with the new rules may result in the user being banned, suspended, or removed from the Twitter platform. The company is also implementing special algorithms to detect and remove AI-generated tweets. However, it is worth noting that the policy does not cover the creative or recreational use of AI, such as to create poems, stories, or celebrity parodies, as long as it does not violate other rules of the platform.
Twitter is not the only social platform seeking to limit the use of AI for content creation. Previously, Facebook and Instagram have already imposed restrictions on the publication of images and videos created using “deepfake” technology, which allows you to change people’s faces and voices. AI experts support such measures, deeming them necessary to prevent the spread of false or malicious information on the Internet.