Facebook refuses to remove fake videos of Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg from Instagram

The tech giant, Facebook said in a statement, it will not take down the fake videos featuring Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and Kim Kardashian from Instagram.

Recently, Vice News told about the presence of videos made by the artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe with the audio track manipulation done by companies like Respeecher, CannyAI and Reflect.

The video was a test of Facebook’s content review policies as the company denied to remove a manipulated video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the company faced criticism from Democratic political leadership.

Nancy Pelosi told in an interview with radio station KQED that we have already said that some bad actors are exploiting Facebook without them being aware and the company has proved this by not taking down something they know is fake.

In Ottawa, Neil Potts from Facebook testified in front of international regulators and said the company will not remove Mark Zuckerberg's video.


A spokesperson of Instagram said that they see this piece of content just like any other misinformation on Instagram.

If any third-party content checker claimed this video as false - it will be removed from Instagram’s hashtag and recommendation pages.


The video does not appear to be violating any Facebook policies, which mean it will be treated just like any video containing misinformation on any of Facebook’s owned platforms.

The tech giants already use picture detection technology to locate content that has been exposed through the company's third-party fact-checking program.

Facebook’s regular decisions of not removing misinforming content are totally the opposite of what YouTube does as the Google-owned video platform removed the Pelosi video.

YouTube recently removed and demonetized videos from the platform that violates its policies and spread hate speech.

Recently YouTube has deleted multiple educational channels featuring clips of Hitler and old Nazi footage accidentally while cracking down content that promotes hate speech.

Facebook not removing misinforming videos is a bigger problem as the U.S will hold its presidential election in 2020.

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