Incident 202: Korean Politician Employed Deepfake as Campaign Representative

Description: A South Korean political candidate created a deepfake avatar which political opponents alleged to be fraudulent and a threat to democracy.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Yoon Suk-yeol and Yoon Suk-yeol's campaign, which harmed Korean public.

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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.