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Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram

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Facebook has said it will not remove a manipulated video of its chief Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to credit a secretive organisation for his success.The clip is a "deepfake", made by AI software that uses photos of a person to create a video of them in action.Facebook had previously been criticised for not removing a doctored clip of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The latest decision coincided with the announcement of 500 new jobs in London.The social network has said many of the posts will be involved in building machine-learning based software of its own to automatically detect and remove malicious content posted to its platforms.In addition, they will build tools to help human workers review potentially ...
New Facebook app will pay users for their data

New Facebook app will pay users for their data

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Facebook is launching a new app called Study which will pay users for their data following a series of scandals about the way the company acquires and handles users' data.The company was criticised earlier this year when it was revealed to have paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which allowed it to collect data on how they used its competitors' apps. Facebook disputed that the app "spied" on users as they had consented to its terms which allowed it access to every bit of activity on a phone - and participants were paid.It added that parental consent had been received for the children who installed it.The controversial programme was shut down following outcry over the app, which was only available on Android phones. ...

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

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Facebook has published its latest "enforcement report", which details how many posts and accounts it took action on between October 2018 and March 2019.During that six-month period, Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts - more than ever before.More than seven million "hate speech" posts were removed, also a record high.For the first time, Facebook also reported how many deleted posts were appealed, and how many were put back online after review.In a call with reporters on Thursday, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg hit back against numerous calls to break up Facebook, arguing its size made it possible to defend against the network's problems."I don't think that the remedy of breaking up the company is going to addr...