Incident 568: AI-Generated Voices Amplify Conspiracy Theories on TikTok

Description: NewsGuard has identified 17 TikTok accounts that have been using AI-generated voices to advance and amplify conspiracy theories and false claims beginning in June 2023. By September 25, 2023, these accounts had amassed over 336 million views and over 14.5 million likes. Videos include baseless claims involving public figures such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Jamie Foxx.


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AI Voice Technology Used to Create Conspiracy Videos on TikTok, at Scale · 2023

A network of 17 TikTok accounts appears to be leveraging hyper-realistic audio AI voice technology to gain hundreds of millions of views on conspiracy content that sounds authentically human, NewsGuard has found. The accounts seem to be usi…

‘A.I. Obama’ and Fake Newscasters: How A.I. Audio Is Swarming TikTok · 2023

In a slickly produced TikTok video, former President Barack Obama — or a voice eerily like his — can be heard defending himself against an explosive new conspiracy theory about the sudden death of his former chef.

“While I cannot comprehend…


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