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Why is China’s AI content crackdown targeting VR?

The Great Firewall of China just got a little tighter. The Chinese government has slammed the doors on the creation of fake news, specifically taking aim at AI-based videos. Far from being another draconian internet content crackdown, the rest of the world would do well to take a leaf out of China’s book this time around – but it does raise questions over how the new legislation could leak out and hinder the wider video industry. Comparisons could be drawn to Europe’s contentious Article 13 reform, which went down like a lead balloon with industry groups such as the European Broadcasting Union, despite its intention to control content scraping and therefore help extinguish fake news. While there is plenty of…

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