Incident 493: TikTok User Videos Impersonated Andrew Tate Using AI Voice, Prompting Ban

Description: A TikTok user was reportedly impersonating Andrew Tate, who was banned on the platform, by posting videos featuring an allegedly AI-generated audio of Tate's voice, which prompted his account ban.


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Alleged: unknown developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed TikTok users.

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Khoa Lam
A Scammer Is Pretending to Be Andrew Tate on TikTok and Racking Up Millions of Views · 2023

Misogynistic influencer Andrew Tate is currently in a Romanian prison. But someone on TikTok is trying to convince legions of followers that Tate is free, posting videos, and giving self-help advice. 

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