China In Focus Full Broadcast (Feb. 14)

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
February 14, 2023China in Focus

Mass-produced propaganda is coming from Beijing with limited human effort required. A research firm has identified a series of deepfake video clips featuring AI-generated newscasters. All of them were broadcasting messages that align with the Chinese Communist Party. On first glance, these look like news anchors. But they aren’t real people. They’re “deepfake” avatars made with artificial intelligence. It’s unclear who is behind this, but last year, pro-CCP bot accounts sent them out over Twitter and Facebook.

Topics in this episode:

  1. U.S. Recovers ‘Priority Sensors’ from Spy Balloon
  2. ‘Deepfake’ Anchors Spread Beijing Narratives
  3. Green Laser in Hawaii from Chinese Satellite: NASA
  4. U.S. Strengthens Relations with Japan, S. Korea Security Talks in Washington Focus on Balloons
  5. Ford to Build U.S. Battery Plant With Chinese Partner
  6. Third Biggest U.S. Pension Fund Sells Alibaba, Tsmc Stake
  7. Beijing Accused of Election Interference in Canada ‘Massive Disinformation Campaign’: Fmr Canada Diplomat
  8. U.S. Warns It Will Defend Ally from Chinese Action
  9. Illegal Fishing and Espionage: New Report on China’s Fishing Fleet
  10. Balloons as Pearl Harbor Moment for U.S: Fleming