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March 9, 2023

Twitch is taking action on deepfake pornography

  • Twitch has released a statement about deepfake pornography after a number of controversies involving high profile streamers.
  • The company announced they will be taking immediate action.
  • Twitch are making changes to their platform policy, consulting with an online safety expert and a Creator Camp to help protect streamers.
  • The updated policy will also see harsher penalties for anyone caught promoting, streaming or sharing the imagery on the platform.
  • The policy also replaces the term ‘deepfake porn’ with “synthetic non-consensual exploitative images.”
  • This change is to highlight that the techniques are creating non-consensual imagery.
  • Twitch will also run a ‘Creator Camp’ which will provide streamers with the tools on how to spot the imagery and information on how they can best protect themselves.
  • For the full story, please visit the Gamespot website.

Project Clover: TikTok’s effort to get ahead of EU privacy and security concerns

  • TikTok are trying to show European lawmakers that it is ‘not a security threat’, while facing a potential US ban.
  • Project Clover will introduce “security gateways” which give government employees access to information about TikTok’s European users information and ensure that data can be sent out of Europe safely.
  • TikTok will have new measures to keep user data secure, and a third-party security company will perform checks to ensure that the measures are effective.
  • To learn more, please visit the Engadget website.

Parents of special needs children ‘face fight for support’

  • Parents of children with special needs stated they face a “fight from day one” with the Education Authority (EA) to get special educational support.
  • BBC News NI has learned from a Freedom of Information request that the EA has conceded in about two-thirds of cases brought to independent tribunal by parents of children with special educational needs (SEN).
  • Parents may appeal to a tribunal if the EA refuses to assess a child.
  • The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal deals with appeals where parents say that the EA is not appropriately dealing with a child’s special educational needs.
  • The EA say they know they must do better to improve outcomes from children.
  • For the full story, go to the BBC’s website.