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Facebook says it won’t remove deepfake video of Zuckerberg after copping flak for doctored Pelosi clips

Facebook will not remove a deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg that was uploaded to Instagram earlier this week, The Verge reports. In doing so, Facebook will follow the same policy it applied to a doctored video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that went viral in May. According to the Verge, the company would treat the Zuckerberg video the same way it treats 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 Zuckerberg deepfake is the work of artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe in partnership with advertising firm Canny, as per Motherboard. It shows Zuckerberg sitting at a desk, seemingly giving a sinister speech about Facebook's power: “Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people’s stolen data, all their secrets,…

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