Trump shares AI-altered fake clip of Anderson Cooper

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Psychology & Sociology

Trump promoted a redubbed video of Anderson Cooper on Truth Social. James Devaney/GC Images Shortly after CNN’s Town Hall with Donald Trump last week, the former president’s son tweeted a clearly manipulated 9-second video clip featuring an AI-generated vocal imitation of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper offering a vulgar compliment of the former president’s town hall performance. “I’m told this is real…,” wrote Donald Trump, Jr. “[I]t seems real and it’s surprisingly honest and accurate for CNN… but who knows these days.” Despite a Twitter Community Note flagging the video as fake, one commenter replied “Real or not, it’s the truth just the same.” Two days later, Trump re-upped the same altered clip to Truth Social, the alternative social media platform favored by his supporters. And while many replies on both Twitter and Truth...

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