This feels like a new frontier in the information wars. (And exactly the kind of thing worried AI researchers have been warning about for years.)
While everyone had been taken with “deepfake” video, much simpler application of AI generated content is far more effective for the spread of disinformation - such as fake profile pics
Facebook says it has removed hundreds of accounts with ties to the Epoch Media Group that featured profile pictures generated with artificial intelligence. Researchers say the profiles show "an eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation."
Facebook says it has removed hundreds of accounts with ties to the Epoch Media Group that featured profile pictures generated with artificial intelligence. Researchers say the profiles show "an eerie, tech-enabled future of disinformation."
Pro-Trump organization generated fake profiles with fake profile pics to spread fake conspiracy theories and disinformation.
This, about the rise of virtual identities that spread disinformation on Facebook, is fascinating for about 10,000 different reasons, but it's not *surprising*—of course AI-generated photos would eventually fuse with the News Feed ecosystem in harmful ways
For god sake, stop sharing articles from The Epoch Times. A Falun Gong front, The Epoch Times is a notorious peddler of harmful QAnon conspiracy theories (and others),...
... and the NYTimes reporting on researchers uncovering evidence that deep fakes are being used for profiles of fake accounts spreading ideologically motivated news on Facebook
Facebook Discovers Fakes That Show Evolution of Disinformation.The network exposed by Facebook used fake profile photos generated with artificial intelligence, By Davey Alba /