Incident 656: Alleged Deepfake Disinformation Broadcast by Russian State TV Blames Ukraine for Moscow Attack

Description: Russian state media is reported to have broadcast deepfaked videos of Ukrainian officials, notably fabricating a video of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine admitting to orchestrating the Crocus City Hall terror attack in Moscow. The effort appears to be a bid to wrongly assign blame for the incident, which ISIS-K has officially claimed.


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Alleged: Russian state media and NTV Channel developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Journalism , Ukraine , Oleksiy Danilov and Kyrylo Budanov.

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Daniel Atherton
Russian state TV broadcasts chilling DEEPFAKE video of Ukraine spy chief ‘bragging about Moscow terror attack’ · 2024

RUSSIAN state TV has broadcast a deepfake of Ukraine's top security official appearing to brag about Kyiv's role in the terrorist massacre at a concert hall in Moscow.

The AI-generated video of Oleksiy Danilov is doing the rounds online in …

Britain warns Putin not to use Moscow attack to intensify war on Ukraine · 2024

Britain has warned Vladimir Putin not to use a deadly terror attack in Moscow as an "excuse" to intensify its war on Ukraine.

The Russian president used a speech on Saturday to accuse Kyiv of trying to help four alleged gunmen escape after …

A Deepfake Is Already Spreading Confusion and Disinformation About the Moscow Terror Attack · 2024

After gunmen on the outskirts of Moscow opened fire at a popular concert hall Friday night, in the deadliest attack that Russia's capital has seen in more than a decade, claims and counterclaims are now mounting about who is responsible for…


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