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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:16 AM

The Mark Zuckerberg Deepfakes Are Forcing Facebook to Fact Check Art

From https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pajvq9/mark-zuckerberg-deepfake-facebook-misinformation-moderation-satire

The Mark Zuckerberg Deepfakes Are Forcing Facebook to Fact Check Art
The artist who made this week's first Zuckerberg deepfake made another, in protest of the platform supressing his work.

Tech by VICE
By Samantha Cole
Jun 14 2019, 4:53pm

On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that a group of artists and machine learning engineers posted a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg to Instagram, making it look like he gave an ominous speech about the power the social network gets from collecting user data.

According to Facebook, the video was flagged by two of its fact checking partners, which prompted Facebook to limit its distribution on its platforms. This process suggests that Facebook has the ability to mitigate the virality of a doctored video that aims to spread misinformation, at least once it's highlighted by a news publication.

But the Zuckerberg deepfake is not part of a malicious misinformation campaign. It's art criticizing the CEO of one of the most influential companies in the world, and now that company appears to be suppressing distribution of that work. It raises a complicated question: How is Facebook supposed to fact-check art?

Bill Posters, one of the artists who created the Zuckerberg deepfake, told me in an email that he is "deeply concerned" about Facebook's decision to downrank his art, saying that it sets a dangerous precedent for other artists who want to critique or challenge systems of power. He's posted another Zuckerberg deepfake on Instagram, to protest the first one being labeled as false.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:23 AM

1. K&R. These guys are just fine with fake things... until it affects them

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:48 AM

4. Bingo!!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:29 AM

2. Why does any one think they need to keep FB in business anymore?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:47 AM

3. I sure don't

I left facebook many years ago. Was on mostly to play a game but then acquired a stalker. I left over that, sorta intending to go back eventually and that was when all the privacy issues started surfacing so... Needless to say I haven't. Its actually quite refreshing to be done with "social media" as I have left Twitter also. I guess in some alternative universe the so called social media could be a decent thing but in the real world in which we live its turned into a cesspool of hate and disinformation.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

5. Love your screen name,

It brings a smile to my face and a silent chuckle because I am a fan of Red Foxx in "Sanford and Sons".

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 02:00 PM

6. Thank you!

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