Mar 15, 2023

Fake Biden Audio Debunked by Hany Farid

From Associated Press

Fake audio falsely claims to reveal private Biden comments

By Josh Kelety

CLAIM: An audio clip features President Joe Biden speaking in private about the recent turmoil in the banking system.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The audio is not authentic. It has glaring signs of manipulation, including speech patterns that are not normal. Experts say it was likely created using an artificial voice generator.

THE FACTS: In the days following President Joe Biden’s Monday remarks about the government’s response to recent bank failures, an audio clip purporting to feature Biden speaking privately about his dire assessment of the state of the banking system spread widely online...

Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who focuses on digital forensics and misinformation, speculated the audio was created using a voice cloning tool like ElevenLabs’ voice synthesis platform, with some added background static noise...

Read the full article here.

Hany Farid is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS. He specializes in digital forensics.

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Hany Farid (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small for the School of Information)

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March 21, 2023