: Deepfake ad of Mark Zuckerberg praises Congress for inaction on antitrust legislation

by | Nov 29, 2022 | Stock Market

A deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg praising Congress for its inaction on tech antitrust legislation is creating waves after its debut in an ad Tuesday. “Well, that was a close one,” an actor dressed as the mustached Monopoly man says before morphing into Meta Platforms Inc.
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Chief Executive Zuckerberg.

Activist group Demand Progress is behind the two-and-a-half minute spot following repeated attempts by consumer advocates urging the House and Senate to vote on a bill that would prevent Big Tech from giving its products preferential treatment over rivals and alleviate Alphabet Inc.’s
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Google and Apple Inc.’s
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sway over app developers.

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The ad concludes with this disclaimer: “The Zuck is fake, but the message is real.” It urges citizens to contact Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and demand a vote on legislation before the next session of Congress convenes in January. Meta could not be immediately reached for comment.

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