Artists Create ‘Deepfake’ Video Of Mark Zuckerberg

A “deepfake” video featuring the likeness of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declaring “whoever controls the data, controls the future” has surfaced.

“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,” the Zuckerberg look alike says in the video.

The video has triggered a new round of questions about how to deal with the rise of doctored videos on the eve of a Congressional hearing on the matter.

“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,” a statement from Facebook read.

The altered video was made from a 2017 address Zuckerberg made about Russian election interference. The video features graphics branding from CBSN, KPIX 5’s sister network.

Facebook however has told KPIX 5 the Zuckerberg deepfake does not violate their policy.

The deepfake is the brainchild of artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe, made in partnership with an advertising company

In another incident three weeks ago, Facebook had refused to delete a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi.

On May 25, a conservative Facebook page posted a video of Nancy Pelosi, but slowed the video down and adjusted the tone to make the Speaker of the House sound intoxicated.

President Donald Trump had shared the clip on Twitter with the caption, “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE.”

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