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Facebook has promised to leave up a deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has promised to leave up a deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg

Plus, they used several videos of the voice actor for training.

"Imagine this for a second", the fake Zuckerberg says in the video, which was edited to look like a news clip.

A widely-circulated deepfaked video of Mark Zuckerberg was recently uploaded onto Instagram-and it remains there. The clip of Zuckberg used to make the deepfake was taken from an online CBS News broadcast. All their secrets, their lives, their futures.

He later adds, "Whoever controls the data, controls the future".

Facebook's policy states that it doesn't remove fake news, but will reduce its reach on the site and show information from fact-checkers.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. On Tuesday, it appeared that the company was staying true to its word. If third-party fact checkers flag an item on the main service as false, the company "downranks" it to make it more hard to find.

The Zuckerberg video, which as of early Wednesday had been viewed more than 23,000 times, will not be removed from Posters' Instagram account.

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The deepfake was created by artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe in collaboration with technology startups including CannyAI, Respeecher and Reflect, as part of an art installation called "Spectre," according to Posters website.

The Pelosi video was not a deepfake like the new Zuckerberg clip, but was manipulated using traditional video editing techniques. It makes it appear as if Zuckerberg is giving out the statement, which in reality he isn't, and his voice is dubbed by an actor. It also has other videos of Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump that are a part of the 'Spectre' showcase which started in May 2019.

Posters told The Post that he and Howe started working on "Spectre" after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed that the British data firm had improperly collected and used Facebook users' information.

The Journal report said it could not be determined exactly what emails the FTC has requested and how many of them relate to Zuckerberg.

This is not the first deepfake video Canny has produced. The facial movements were then manipulated to match whatever dialogue they wanted. "For Spectre, we used numerous same techniques - data analytics, behavioural profiling, sentiment analysis, deep-learning - to enable audiences to experience the inner workings of the Digital Influence Industry".

In fact, following the brouhaha relating to that fake, Facebook's director of public policy, Neil Potts, told Congress and as well as lawmakers that Facebook would stick with the same policy even if a similarly manipulated video of Zuckerberg showed up on one of its platforms.

Within the company, the unearthing of the emails in the process of responding to a continuing federal privacy investigation has raised concerns that they would be harmful to Facebook, at least from a public-relations standpoint, if they were to become public, the WSJ reported. It seems logical enough that the video would be taken down, wouldn't it?