Deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg shared on Instagram tests Facebook's fake footage policies

Mail Online | 6/11/2019 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com
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Facebook will not remove a deepfake video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg falsely portraying him claiming to control the future thanks to stolen data - similar to the platform's refusal to take down a doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in May.

The video created by Bill Posters and Daniel Howe in partnership with advertising company Canny is hashtagged '#deepfake,' a term that refers to video or audio with virtually undetectable edits made to portray something very different than the original media source.

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In the edited video, Zuckerberg is made to appear to say, 'Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures. I owe it all to Spectre. Spectre showed me that whoever controls the data, controls the future.'

An Instagram spokesperson told DailyMail.com, 'We will treat this content the same way we treat all misinformation on Instagram. If third-party fact-checkers mark it as false, we will filter it from Instagram’s recommendation surfaces like Explore and hashtag pages.'

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This comes after Facebook, which owns Instagram, came under fire for its refusal to remove a video of Pelosi that had been slowed down to make it appear as though she were slurring her speech due to being intoxicated.

The platform's refusal to remove the misleading video of Pelosi prompted the Democratic Representative for California's 12th District to question the company's role in attempted Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election carried out over the social media site.

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As part of the controversy, people with Russian connections were found to have created Facebook profiles posing as Americans that promoted fringe views and stoked division.

'We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that...
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