The head of Instagram said this week that the social networking service was not spying on conversations among Instagram users.
Some people have accused the company of listening to their microphones in order to know which advertisements to show them.
Adam Mosseri told the program "CBS This Morning" that Instagram does not listen to private conversations.
We don't look at your messages, we don't listen in on your microphone, he said. Doing so would be super problematic for a lot of different reasons.
Mosseri admitted that his claims were hard to believe.
I recognize you're not going to really believe me, he told reporter Gayle King.
King had repeatedly asked Mosseri about how users would get ads for things they had spoken about but never searched.
Mosseri gave two possible explanations.
There's two ways it could happen, he said. One is luck, which can happen.
Repeatedly? King asked.
The second is you might be talking about something because it's top of mind...I think this kind of thing happens often in a way that's really subtle, he later said.
Also on the program, King asked Mosseri about videos known as "deepfakes." A deepfake gives the appearance of an individual doing something that did not actually happen. Often, these videos are very realistic, making it difficult for viewers to know the difference.
Recently, a deepfake video of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was published on Instagram. It appeared to show Zuckerberg admitting to being in possession of stolen user information. The user who posted the video noted it was not factual.
Reacting to questions about the removal of deepfakes on Instagram, Mosseri said the company was working on a plan of action. But he said his company would not remove the video of Zuckerberg.
We are not going to make a one-off decision to take a piece of video down just because it's of Mark and Mark happens to run this place, he said. We need to have defined principles and we need to be transparent about those principles.
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他说，我们不会监视用户的聊天内容，也不会窃听语音聊天 。这样做的话，会引发很多方面的大麻烦 。
亚当说，有两种可能性 。一是巧合 。
第二种可能性是用户口头提到的东西也是提及度最高的事情 。他随后说道，我认为这种情况的发生通常是一种玄学 。
也是在《CBS今晨》的节目上，盖尔问到亚当“人工智慧换脸”的视频 。所谓“人工智慧换脸”，就是出现某个人正在做某事的场景，但实际上这个场景并未实际发生 。通常情况下，这样的视频是非常真实的，让观者很难发现差别 。
最近，脸书创建者小札的“人工智慧换脸”视频发布在了Ins上 。视频中，小札承认窃取了用户个人信息 。而转发该视频的用户发现这个视频不是真的 。
在回应Ins上与撤销“人工智慧换脸”功能有关的问题时，亚当表示，其公司正在制定行动计划 。但他表示他的公司不会撤销小札的这个视频 。
他表示，我们不会贸然做撤销视频的决定，不管视频中的主人公是不是扎克伯格 。我们需要有既定的原则，我们还要公开原则 。
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