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Instagram Won’t Remove Zuckerberg’s Deepfake Video

Facebook Won’t Remove Zuckerberg’s Deepfake Video

Few weeks earlier, Facebook attracted a lot of criticism after the social networking site refused to remove a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi from its platform. While unrelated, two creators have uploaded a deepfake video in a hilarious prank few days earlier.

In the video Zuckerberg can be seen boasting about stolen user data as he starts by saying, “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.”

This is far from the first time we have seen similar contents created by the advertising agency behind the video. Canny, which is responsible for the video, posted fake videos of celebrities in past. Shortly after the video went viral, the company has released a statement saying that it doesn’t have a plan to remove the video even though it is completely fake. In the statement, Instagram said that it only removes videos if third-party fact checkers mark the videos as fake.

Instagram said, “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.”

While a prank, this latest incident shows how easy it is to create a fake video of someone on the platform using little bit of information. Moreover, despite Facebook’s claims that it is working on removing fake information from the platform, it should take more initiative in order to remove fake stories which are created for malicious purposes on a regular basis on the platform. You can Check out the video below.

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