Incident 674: Manipulated Media via AI Disinformation and Deepfakes in 2024 Elections Erode Trust Across More Than 50 Countries

Description: AI-driven election disinformation is escalating globally, leveraging easy-to-use generative AI tools to create convincing deepfakes that mislead voters. This shift has simplified the process for individuals to generate fake content, having already eroded trust in elections by undermining public trust and manipulating voter perceptions. Evidence has, for example, been documented in incidents across the U.S., Moldova, Slovakia, Bangladesh, and Taiwan.
Editor Notes: This incident ID is for collective incident reports that detail and survey worldwide AI disinformation campaigns rather than just nation, state, or local incidents. Such related incident IDs should when possible be marked as a similar incident ID so that we can connect this ID to the others.


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Daniel Atherton
Election disinformation takes a big leap with AI being used to deceive worldwide · 2024

LONDON (AP) --- Artificial intelligence is supercharging the threat of election disinformation worldwide, making it easy for anyone with a smartphone and a devious imagination to create fake -- but convincing -- content aimed at fooling vot…


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