UK Opposition Leader Targeted by AI-Generated Fake Audio Smear
An audio clip allegedly showing UK opposition leader Keir Starmer verbally abusing his staff has been debunked as AI-generated. The clip, posted on social media, was viewed over 1.4 million times. Deepfake detection experts found the audio to be 75% likely manipulated. The British government also confirmed the audio to be fake. Authorities are preparing for similar interference ahead of the country's general election next year. The fake audio exploited a loophole in Meta's manipulated media policy. The origin of the fake audio remains unclear.