Incident 495: High Schoolers Posted Deepfaked Video Featuring Principal Making Violent Racist Threats

Description: Three Carmel High School students posted on TikTok a video featuring a nearby middle school's principal making aggressive racist remarks and violent threats against Black students.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by unnamed high school students, which harmed John Piscitella.

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High Schoolers Made a Racist Deepfake of a Principal Threatening Black Students · 2023

Three high school students just north of New York City posted videos on TikTok that appeared to show a nearby middle school principal and a member of law enforcement making virulently violent and racist remarks about Black students. The thi…

Students Who Made Racist Deepfake Video of Principal 'Broke No Law' · 2023

High school students allegedly broke no laws when they created an artificially intelligent (AI) deepfake video of a principal shouting racist slurs and threatening Black students.

Vice News reports that three high school students at Carmel …


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