Google has closed down 210 channels on its platform for uploading videos about the on-going protests in Hong Kong. Some of the accounts were said to have posed as news organizations and entities but are discovered to have links to the Chinese government. This came days after Twitter and Facebook disabled hundreds of related accounts to the protest.
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.
Archaeologists have found a jar of eggs in a tomb dating back 2500 years in eastern China.In the video, filmed in Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province on March 25, a jar of around 20 eggs was found buried in a tomb by archaeologists, along with various cookware items from the country's Spring and Autumn period (770-476BC) .
YouTube's massive “library,” generated by users with little editorial oversight, is bound to have untrue nonsense. YouTube’s problem is that it allows the nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its powerful artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.