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Fake images of Trump arrest demonstrate power of AI

David Dee Delgado/Reuters

A tweet of fake images of Donald Trump being arrested went viral this week, being viewed nearly 5 million times. This demonstrated to many how disruptive and confusing AI can be, and how it can contribute to disinformation among the public. Social media can have inconsistent policies on AI-generated images, with some images being fact-checked, some being removed entirely, and some remaining up without disclaimers.

As AI-generated images become more realistic and easier to produce, policymakers are calling for better regulations to combat disinformation. Some point out that layoffs in tech may impact some companies’ abilities to ensure content accuracy. These issues could cause problems in the lead-up to elections or other big events.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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