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AI is changing Trump and already shaking up the presidential campaign

The BBC has revealed the existence of false images depicting the candidate & the American presidential candidate Donald Trump, to boost his campaign.

The 2024 US elections reveal the potential of artificial intelligence in politics. For example, in January 2024, the creation of a chatbot & the effigy of Democratic candidate Dean Phillips as a campaign tool was not unanimous. So much so that the company OpenAI, owner of ChatGPT with which it had been involved in carried out the chatbot, had taken the decision to ban its use in electoral campaigns. The BBC has revealed This Monday, images of former President Donald Trump surrounded by President Donald Trump were released. of Afro-American people, and relayed by its teams, are in reality deepfakes, that is to say false images. A falsification that changes Donald Trump into a politician popular with black citizens, appearing in disadvantaged neighborhoods that would be very hospitable to him.

Many of his artificial intelligence-generated images feature the Republican candidate with so-called “Afro-American” voters. Americans. The situations are diverse and varied but in each of the images, the characters display big smiles alongside Mr. Trump, himself smiling. Relayed on social networks, Facebook in particular, these images directly target the Afro-American electorate that the former previsions did. sident tries to rally à his cause for the next presidential elections in November 2024. Nevertheless, the British media specifies that he does not # There is no evidence to link the creation of these images to the campaign team of the Republican candidate. 

The BBC reveals that some of these misleading images were misunderstood. produced by Mark Kaye, the presenter of a radio show based in Florida. included these images in an article that he himself published où he addresses the issue of African-American voters' support for Donald Trump, giving the impression that all of these people support the candidate. Questioned by the BBC, Mark Kaye highlightedé never having moved forward that these images are real. He declaredé : "If a person's vote is influenced" by a photo seen on Facebook then it is a problem that concerns this person and not the post itself.

If the comments under the photos suggest that many Internet users did not see the deception, certain details reveal the inauthenticity of the deception. images. Looking closely, we can see that in the image depicting Donald Trump in the middle of a crowd of people that  #39;one of the members in this fake photograph only has four fingers. The skin of the characters also appears too shiny. In another scene created in the same way, we can also see a man with three arms.

The objective of these false images is to influence the vote of voters. During the previous 2020 US presidential election, the African-American electorate largely supported Democratic candidate Joe Biden. As indicated by a poll carried out by the New York Times and Sienna College, the current American president had benefited from his work. 92% of their support in six key states. This same poll reveals that this rate has fallen to 71% for the next elections. As Cliff Albright, co-founder of the campaign group Black Voters Matter, explains: BBC: "There have been documented attempts to target " new misinformation about black communities, especially young black voters. Disinformation tactics had already been used. screw&eac; the community during the 2020 elections.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116