Meta Oversight Board to weigh in on manipulated Biden video

The Meta Oversight Board will hear a case over a manipulated video of President Biden in a decision that could lead to recommendations over Facebook and Instagram’s political misinformation policies, the board announced Tuesday.  The board will review a case over a video posted of Biden during the 2022 midterm elections. A video of Biden placing an “I Voted” sticker on his adult granddaughter and then kissing her on the cheek was altered in a Facebook post, showing it on a loop so that it repeats the moment where Biden’s “hand makes contact with his granddaughter’s chest,” according to the board’s announcement.  The altered video was accompanied by a caption calling Biden a “sick pedophile” and saying the people who voted for him are “mentally unwell.”  Best deals of Prime Big Deal Days Top Apple products on sale for Prime Day Dyson: Top models discounted Stock up on everyday essentials and save BestReviews is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission. Meta did not take the video down. The company said its manipulated media rules did not warrant the removal of the content because it only applies to videos generated by artificial intelligence (AI) or those that have a subject shown saying words they did not say, according to the oversight board.  Thomas Hughes, director of the Oversight Board Administration, said in a statement that although the specific case involves Biden, it “touches on the much border issue of how manipulated media might impact elections in every corner of the…Meta Oversight Board to weigh in on manipulated Biden video