SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Three weeks after refusing to delete a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi, a pair of artists have uploaded a “deepfake” video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Instagram, directly challenging the company’s previous policy not to remove such videos.
The deepfake is the brainchild of artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe, made in partnership with an advertising company, and shows a computer generated image with an impersonator voicing Zuckerberg.
“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,” he says in the video.
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.