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computer hackers, or piratesHe managed to put a video on the website of a Ukrainian news channel in which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced his surrender – and the photos were even broadcast live on that TV channel. This video, which was also circulated on social media, is “deepVideo manipulated using artificial intelligence techniques.
The origin of the video, which lasted about a minute – unknown – appeared to be Zelensky telling the soldiers and everyone else to lay down their weapons and surrender. At a glance, the video looks authentic, although a closer look shows that the pronunciation does not completely match Zelensky’s and that there are small defects in the movement of the head and mouth.
A deep fake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calling on his soldiers to lay down their arms was reportedly uploaded to a hacked Ukrainian news website today, @Shayan86 pic.twitter.com/tXLrYECGY4
– MikaelThalen March 16, 2022
The appearance of a video like this was already expected by the Ukrainian authorities, who recently broadcast a message warning of the danger deep fake And how the manipulated videos (including Russian sponsorship) might try to sow panic and confusion among citizens.
Pictures came to be posted by pirateson the website of Ukraine 24 TV – and was broadcast, for a moment, in live broadcast, as recognized by the TV channel.
#Ukraine Deep fake hacker spread of Tweet embed Urging citizens to lay down their arms. And he answered immediately:
“If I could offer someone to lay down their guns, it would be the Russian army. Go home. Because we’re at home. We are defending our land, our children, our families.” pic.twitter.com/TiICf3Z5Te
– Hanna Liubakova March 16, 2022
After the companies that own social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube deleted the video, Zelensky himself posted a message on Telegram denying any surrender: “We are defending our land, our children and our families. So we have no plans to lay down arms. To victory!”.
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