Facebook will not be removing deep fakes of Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg and others from Instagram

By | July 10, 2020

According to the latest news, Facebook will not be removing any of the fake videos which feature the President of United States Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian, and Mark Zuckerberg. The company has come out with an official statement stating that. Today, Video News came out with the creators of the video Bill Posters and Daniel Howe. They also included the names of different audio manipulation companies which are Reflect, Respeecher and CannyAI.

The work features in a site-specific installation in the United Kingdom as well as circulating in video online. This was the first test of the content review policy.

 “We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians,” Pelosi said in an interview with radio station KQED, quoted by The New York Times. “I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election.”

The incident which happened in the month of May, Facebook’s Neil Potts testified before a smorgasbord of all the regulations which work on an international level in Ottawa about the deep fakes. The company will also not be removing any video of Mark Zuckerberg.

An Instagram spokesperson in an email to TechCrunch mentioned:

“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.”

The video does not violate any policy for Facebook and will only be treated as a video which just has some misinformation. The video will get blocked from appearing in the explore feature. Facebook now uses the technology of image detection with the help of which it is able to judge the type of content which is present in the video.

“Spectre interrogates and reveals many of the common tactics and methods that are used by corporate or political actors to influence people’s behaviors and decision making,” said Posters in an artist’s statement about the project. “In response to the recent global scandals concerning data, democracy, privacy, and digital surveillance, we wanted to tear open the ‘black box’ of the digital influence industry and reveal to others what it is really like.”

YouTube, on the other hand, removed the Pelosi video and also made sure that it was not monetized because of the violation of YouTube policy.

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