Facebook has approximately 2.9 billion users worldwide.
Every day the number of users on social networks grows even more, since this is an important tool in the lives of more people. Following that premise, Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, have removed hundreds of video clips promoting an app that creates artificial intelligence (AI)-generated deep fake videos of Hollywood stars like Emma Watson in sexually suggestive poses.
As a piece of data that reinforces the use in networks, there is the one disseminated by the report carried out by We Are Social and Hootsuitewhich revealed in 2022, 4 thousand 620 million of network users worldwide, representing a year-over-year growth of more than 10 percent.
Given this data, it is added that one of the first social networks was Facebook, for which Mark Zuckerberg’s platform records, According to data from the same report, in 2021, Facebook obtained 2.74 billion users, 11.8 percent more than in 2020.
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As part of the security provided Target your users, Facebook and Instagramowned by Mark Zuckerberg, removed hundreds of video clips promoting an app that created deep fake AI-generated videos of Hollywood stars in sexually suggestive poses.
It was revealed that the ad that circulated on social networks shows a fake video of the iconic heroine of “Harry Potter”, Emma Watson, looking sensually at the camera pointing to a scene of a sexual act.
The app is called FaceMega, which markets itself as a tool to generate “fake face swapping videos.”
According to the sources, FaceMega circulated more than 230 ads on Meta’s social media platforms using fake videos showing the image of Watson and also the star of “Avengers”, Scarlett Johansson.
This content, which has taken over social networks in recent years, is called “deepfake” and is the term used to describe a video in which a person’s face is digitally altered with the help of artificial intelligence to the point where they resemble another person, usually a celebrity or well-known person.
It was also reported that the offending ads were discovered by Lauren Barton, a journalism student based in Tennessee. So she tweeted the video clip with Watson’s deepfake on his Twitter account on Monday and Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, sprang into action after the video went viral, having been viewed more than 16 million times, according to Twitter’s view counter. .
A Meta spokesman assured that “Our policies prohibit adult content, regardless of whether it is AI-generated or not, and we have restricted this page from advertising on our platform.”
For his part, another Google spokesman told international media that the company removed the application from its Play Store, since its policies regulate the “inappropriate content”, including “sexual content and profanity”.
“We do not allow apps that contain or promote sexual content or profanity, including pornography, or any content or service intended to be sexually gratifying,” per the Play Store terms of service.
As also, the app was removed from the Apple store.
It is worth mentioning that it is not the first time that a social network has removed hundreds of content that does not violate the platform’s policies. This happens with the false information that was disseminated from 2020 on all social networks about the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 and the disease, causing companies to eliminate shared information and label what was really true and contributed to people.
In summary, social networks and everything we have on the internet can be a good tool as long as it is used in a good way.
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