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Deepfake Mark Zuckerberg thanks Democrats for their ‘service and inaction’ on antitrust bills

A fake version of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg thanked Congressional Democrats and their’services and inactions’ on antitrust legislation.

This convincing, eerie clip was created by Demand Progress Action, a liberal advocacy group. They used deepfake technology on an actor to transform Zuckerberg into Zuckerberg. The group thanks Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, for holding up two important pieces of antitrust legislation.

‘Over the past five years, Congress has held over 30 hearings designed to hold Big Tech accountable,’ fake Zuckerberg says in the ad, which the liberal group plans to use for television ads in New York and Washington, D.C. ‘Sometimes you land a punch.’ 

This clip briefly shows Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (Democratic Congresswoman) questioning the tech executive regarding fact checking political advertising.

Fake Zuckerberg claims that “most of the time it felt like playing Paddy Cake”. 

A deepfake Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg thanked Congressional Democrats and their inaction on antitrust legislation

The Eerie, Convincing Clip Is The Work Of A Liberal Advocacy Group Called Demand Progress Action, Which Used Deepfake Technology To Turn An Actor Into Zuckerberg

This haunting, convincing video is the result of Demand Progress Action, a liberal advocacy organization. It used deepfake tech to make an actor Zuckerberg-like.

'So I'D Like To Propose A Toast To Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (Above),' Fake Zuckerberg Says, Holding A Glass Of Champagne

“So I’d love to propose a toast Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (above) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer” fake Zuckerberg said, while holding a glass champagne

The clip ends with Sen. Hatch, a Republican senator, asking him how he maintains a business model that doesn’t require users to pay for services. A grinning Zuckerberg says: ‘Senator, we run ads.’ 

“Either way it seems like the most consequential action Congress is poised take, a bipartisan bill that would prevent companies like mine self-dealing is about to fade away, like so many other efforts to rein in tech.

Advocates take aim at the inaction on two bills: the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and Open App Markets Act. 

While the first would limit the way tech firms can promote their products or services in marketplaces and the second would add regulations to prohibit them from self-dealing in promoting their applications in app store stores. 

The bills have been voted out of committee. 

“When the House switches hands in January who seriously believes that the Republicans would do any better than the Democrats? Fake Zuck asked the question, calling Big Tech “the golden goose which keeps giving and giving”. 

“You know what? We let them pretend to hate me out on the stump. But they are some of our strongest supporters in Congress,’ he said. 

The video ends with a clip of Republican Rep. Jim Jordan urging no vote on a bill that would target the industry.

Bloomberg reports that Schumer has been paid close to $30,000 by tech firms and lobbyists since 2017.  

“So, I’d like to offer a toast to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer,” fake Zuckerberg declares, holding a glass Champagne. 

“Once again, your side of this bargain was upheld by holding new laws that would make us accountable.” He thanks him for his service to me, and all my friends. Before he finishes, he shows off photos of Jeff Bezos and Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook next to them. 

At the end, the narrator says: “The Zuck is face, but the message remains real.” Get Senator Schumer to pass big tech antitrust legislation during this Congress. 

‘If Sen. Schumer does not call a vote on these bills or attach them to a must-pass vehicle in the weeks ahead, he will have squandered Congress’s best chance to hold Big Tech accountable in a generation,’ Demand Progress said in a statement. 

The Advocacy Group Takes Aim At The Lack Of Action On Two Bills, The American Innovation And Choice Online Act And The Open App Markets Act

The advocacy group slams the inaction on two bills: the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and Open App Markets Act.

'If Sen. Schumer Does Not Call A Vote On These Bills Or Attach Them To A Must-Pass Vehicle In The Weeks Ahead, He Will Have Squandered Congress’s Best Chance To Hold Big Tech Accountable In A Generation,' Demand Progress Said In A Statement

‘If Sen. Schumer does not call a vote on these bills or attach them to a must-pass vehicle in the weeks ahead, he will have squandered Congress’s best chance to hold Big Tech accountable in a generation,’ Demand Progress said in a statement

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