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Donald Trump AI Generated Fake Photos Of Arrest Go Viral


AP News reported that New York is already preparing for possible unrest if an arrest happens, and some users have remarked that Higgins’ AI images were convincing enough to fool them.

At least one Twitter user suggested Higgins should have put a watermark on the image to eliminate any potential confusion. But whether Higgins had any duty to do so remains one of those still-unanswered questions swirling online as AI-generated content becomes increasingly popular—creating a potential future where Internet users may be unable to believe anything they see online.

While The Infinite Dude has only about 800 Twitter followers, the image has been viewed over 600,000 times. There’s no disclaimer that the image is actually fake, though zooming in on the fingers reveals a monstrous mess.

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Artificial intelligence-driven image creators like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion have struggled with creating fingers, often giving people way too many digits, as you can see in the screenshot below. Teeth also seem to be difficult, with AI giving fake people far too many teeth.

As of the time of this writing, Trump had neither been indicted nor arrested. The claim spread the same day Trump himself predicted he would be arrested on March 21. Publications like USA Today and Politico reported the arrest would be in connection with allegations he made hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.