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Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

Technology
In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week's Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram's owner Facebook. Stream the latest Tech Tent podcast on BBC SoundsA few weeks ago, the social media giant came under fire for allowing a doctored video of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remain up. So how would it react when the faked video of its founder emerged?The video featured the real Mark Zuckerberg, but the voice and the words emerging from his mouth were not his. It was the work of two artists, Daniel Howe...

The Latest: Congressional panel readies tech antitrust probe

Technology
The Latest on antitrust concerns in the technology industry (all times local): 3 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into competition in the digital industry. The committee's statement Monday, coming as news emerged of possible antitrust investigations of the Silicon Valley giants, didn't name any companies. But it was clearly aimed at Big Tech. It referred to a small number of dominant and unregulated platforms with extraordinary power over online commerce, communication and information. The probe will examine if tech companies are using anticompetitive practices, among other concerns. The investigation comes just days after reports that the department of Justice is preparing to investigate Google over antitrust concerns. The panel promises a sweepi...