Incident 198: Deepfake Video of Ukrainian President Yielding to Russia Posted on Ukrainian Websites and Social Media

Description: A quickly-debunked deepfaked video of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was posted on various Ukrainian websites and social media platforms encouraging Ukrainians to surrender to Russian forces during the Russia-Ukraine war.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by hackers, which harmed Ukrainian social media users , Ukrainian public and Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.