March 22, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

AI Deepfake ‘News Anchors’ Used in Pro-China Videos on Social Media: Report

Artificial intelligence-generated deepfake news anchors are being used by Chinese state-aligned actors to promote pro-China propaganda videos on social media, according to a new report published on Feb. 7.
The detailed report (pdf) by U.S.-based research firm Graphika marks the first time it has observed “state-aligned influence operation actors using video footage of AI-generated fictitious people in their operations.”
Graphika found that the fake news anchors were created for a likely fictitious news outlet called “Wolf News,” which it claims utilized technology provided by a London-based AI video company called Synthesia.
According to Graphika, the videos were discovered while the company was tracking pro-China disinformation operations known as “spamouflage.”…
Source: The Epoch Times