Incident 324: GAN Faces Deployed by The BL's Fake Account Network to Push Pro-Trump Content on Meta Platforms

Description: A large network of pages, groups, and fake accounts having GAN-generated face photos associated with The BL, a US-based media outlet, reportedly bypassed Facebook moderation systems to push "pro-Trump" narratives on its platform and Instagram.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by The BL, which harmed Instagram users and Facebook users.

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