Artists create Zuckerberg ‘deepfake’ video
13 June 2019 | 10:34 am
Facebook has told the Washington Post that the manipulated video showing chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appearing to say “whoever controls the data, controls the future” will remain on its Instagram site even though it may be fact-checked as “false”. The video was made by artists using an authentic from 2017, to demonstrate the potential power of “deepfake” videos and Facebook’s policies towards hosting them.
9 Oct 2021
In Madagascar, some of the country's highest authorities are accused of bankrolling teams to create fake profiles on Facebook which then share biased or false information for political gain. These fake Facebook accounts stir up controversy, sing the praises of President Andry Rajoelina and criticise journalists and opposition politicians. The communications minister, accused of playing a key role, denies any wrongdoing. Our correspondents report.
8 Oct 2021
In recent days, two former African presidents have been the targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he stood alongside the former head of the rebel group ADF, which has links with the Islamic State group. Another video, meanwhile, purports to show a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the ousted Guinean president and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
10 Oct 2021
Users have been facing issues accessing the social media giant's apps and services for the second time in a week. The company said a configuration change was behind the outage, which is under control.
11 Oct 2021
Facebook is facing a historic crisis. Revelations by former data scientist-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen have shed light inside the notoriously secretive tech giant. She says Facebook harms children, sparks division and undermines democracy in pursuit of astronomical profits. Her allegations are backed by the leak of tens of thousands of internal documents.
18 Oct 2021
Facebook has announced that it will expand in the European Union to build a new computing platform. It comes as the tech giant contends with concerns over its practices.
25 Oct 2021
An investigation suggests that Facebook has selectively chosen what hate speech it wants to shut down in India. Whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures come as she is set to appear before British lawmakers.
26 Oct 2021
Facebook reported an annual 17 per cent jump in third-quarter net profit, driven by an increase in daily active users and strong advertising sales despite the platform facing multiple controversies that have led to calls for tighter regulation.
27 Oct 2021
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told DW in an interview that legal action against the tech giant could be endless, but regulation now could limit its damage.
28 Oct 2021
Facebook began this week by announcing more than $9 billion in quarterly profits, an increase of about 17 percent. The social media giant also announced that it now has close to three billion users. But all is not well on the Facebook front as Mark Zuckerberg’s platform has been facing a deluge of scathing reports.
29 Oct 2021
Facebook has changed its name to "Meta" in a shift away from social media and towards developing "the metaverse," a digital world that could be the next generation of the internet. Here's what they have planned.
30 Oct 2021
A video of a police officer, presumably refusing cooperate during anti-green pass protests in Italy, spread widely through social media. The problem ? The video has nothing to do with the green pass.Then, a video that claims to show a man fainting in front of Prince Charles after being vaccinated, with the hashtag #Resist. ..find out more on this segment of Truth or Fake.
31 Oct 2021
The video posted on Twitter, claims to show a crowd of people in a Lidl supermarket in Molenbeek. This neighborhood in Brussels is known for being home to four of the men behind the 2015 Paris Terror attacks.The video that was taken off context, was in fact taken in Algeria and the rush was due to a nationwide food shortage earlier this year.Then, a fake Time Magazine cover that has been circulating the web since 2018.Find out more in this segment of Truth or Fake.
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Whether you like it or not, the term "woke" has entered our vocabulary. Born out of the anti-racist struggles of African Americans in the 1950s, it initially meant awake or politically aware. More recently, its meaning has morphed into a derogatory term, often used by right-wing commentators, for people who fight for a cause. Here in France, the term le wokisme is also emerging, but nearly always in its negative connotation. In Perspective, we spoke to Alex Mahoudeau, author of "La panique woke, anatomie d'une offensive réactionnaire", or "Woke panic, anatomy of a reactionary offensive".
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Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief has called for Russia to end its blockade of Ukrainian ports. His comments come ahead of a meeting of the bloc's 27 foreign ministers.
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