Jun 12, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg deepfake: Facebook refuses to bite bait

Facebook has said it will not remove a manipulated video of its chief Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to credit a secretive organisation for his success. The clip is a "Deepfake", made by AI software that uses photos of a person to create a video of them in action. The deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg was created for an art installation on display in Sheffield called Spectre. "The voice superimposed on the video is clearly not Zuckerberg, but someone attempting an impression." Had Facebook opted to block the post, it could have faced accusations of hypocrisy after refusing to remove a manipulated clip of Ms Pelosi three weeks ago.

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