Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the latest target of doctored video

Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

The video doesn't exactly put Zuckerberg or Facebook in a good light, but the Facebook-owned Instagram is declining to scrub it from its service. The video and several others - depicting celebrities like Kim Kardashian and US President Donald Trump - are part of a commissioned art installation called Spectre that was on display at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the United Kingdom from June 6-11. 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.

Facebook does not prohibit false information from being shared on Instagram or its main Facebook service.

Deep concerns about this technology and how it might be used have been raised, especially with limited attempts at halting the spread of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. "Spectre showed me that whoever controls the data controls the future". Zuckerberg is the CEO of Facebook. The manipulation that had Zuckerberg expressing his nefariousness and power was the work of British artists, Bill Posters and Daniel Howe.

"Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures", he appears to say. Deepfake creators produce videos from a single photogram and then just type whatever they want the subject to say.

Facebook came under fire in May for refusing to remove fake videos of top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi. The clip slows down his speech and inserts new audio.

Those tricksters used dialogue replacement and video manipulation technology from the company Israeli-based CannyAI.

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Facebook has said that it will offer complete transparency on how it collects data via the app and what kind of data it collects. Study participants can opt out of the app at any time, but the company will keep any information it has already collected.

For the Zuckerberg video, Ben-Ami said the original clip was selected by the artists, Posters and Howe, and they found a voice actor to read from a script. The Zuckerberg video was posted four days ago.

This whole video did not happen -it was doctored.

In this case, Ben-Ami said, Canny AI chose a scene of less than a minute in length of Zuckerberg speaking, and used a computer to meld it with an actor's voice and appropriate facial movements. Many have pointed out that much of their audience takes it for gospel.

Now the Zuckerberg clip, which was also posted to Facebook, takes it a step further, and is what experts consider to be a "deepfake" - a video that manipulates the likeness of a person and makes it look like they are doing or saying something that they didn't. It seems logical enough that the video would be taken down, wouldn't it? "If a small company like us can do something that means governments can probably do better and people should know about this".

The emails were uncovered as part of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation that began after the Guardian reported that the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users had been improperly harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked on Donald Trump's election team and the winning Brexit campaign.

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