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Meta asked to tighten watch over fake ads as AI-generated celebrity endorsements spread fraud in Japan

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 24 Jun 2024 08:49
  • 24 Jun 2024 08:49
Following recent spikes in fake advertisements for fraudulent investment schemes on social media featuring AI-generated celebrities, Japan’s telecom regulator requested Meta Platforms to tighten its vetting of ads carried on its social media sites.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on Friday issued a request to the operator of

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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