Incident 679: A Deepfake of Senator Elizabeth Warren Circulated Saying Republicans Should Not Vote

Description: In February 2023, a deepfake of Senator Elizabeth Warren circulated on social media in which doctored footage of her from an MSNBC interview had her claiming that she believes Republicans should not vote.


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Deepfake Video Shows Elizabeth Warren Saying Republicans Shouldn't Vote · 2023

A deepfake video purporting to be of Elizabeth Warren speaking on MSNBC appears to show her claiming that Republicans should be barred from voting in the 2024 presidential election.

The video---made with artificial intelligence technology t…


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