Jun 27, 2019

Facebook boss admits 'mistake' in handling of Pelosi clip

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said the firm took too long to flag a doctored video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing it as an "Execution mistake". The controversy surrounding the clip of Ms Pelosi erupted in May when Facebook said it would not remove the doctored video that had been slowed and made the US politician appear to slur. "One of the issues in the example of the Pelosi video... which was an execution mistake on our side, was it took a while for our systems to flag that and for fact-checkers to rate it as false," he said. Facebook's policy on how to handle false content was put to the test recently when a deepfake video of Mr Zuckerberg was created. Facebook said it would not remove the manipulated video of Mr Zuckerberg from Instagram, in which he appears to confess to controlling the stolen data of billions of people.

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