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Facebook’s CEO says the delay in the marking of the fake Pelosi video ‘version error’

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, saying his social-media company took too long to be a false flag as well as an altered a video of the U.S. House of representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who appeared to be the Democratic Representative of slurring and stumbling through a speech.

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with respect to the company, for the use and protection of the information of the user, on Capitol Hill in Washington, d.c., U.S., on April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo/File Photo

Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference in Aspen, Colo., said the slow response was: “a construction error on our part.”

In the video, it is a kind of realistic change is referred to as a “deepfake,” it was slowed down to Pelosi’s speech, appear obscure and manipulated to make it appear that they have repeatedly stumbled over her words. After the video surfaced last month, it was a lot of shared on Facebook, Twitter, myspace, and Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s YouTube.

YouTube took the video, citing a violation of the policy, but Facebook will not remove it from the clip, which is just the limit of the distribution, and it would tell the user to try it out, it can be very misleading.

“It took a little while for our system to flag a video as well as for our fact-checkers to judge it as false… and in that time it was more of a benefit to us, the policy would have allowed,” Zuckerberg said.

Pelosi criticized Facebook’s refusal to remove the video, and said that the incident had convinced her that the company knowingly enabled the Russian elections are a failure.

Misinformation, due to the change in video has been a growing concern in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, especially if the artificial intelligence (AI) will be used for the production of clips, that are really realistic and will appear in order to show that the people are saying, the words of which she spoke. The term “deepfake” which is a combination of “deep learning” and “false.”

After the Pelosi video, Zuckerberg was portrayed in a fake deepfake a video on Instagram in which he appears to be saying, “he who controls the information, controls the future.” Facebook, which owns Instagram, did not take the video.

Zuckerberg said Facebook is considering the development of a specific policy on the deepfakes.

“It’s a little bit of the sausage making, here, because we’re in the process of thinking about what the deepfake policy,” he said. “This is a very important area, as the AI technology is getting better and better.”

Reporting Uday Sampath and Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru, Katie, Paul, in San Francisco; Editing by Bill Rigby

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