Jun 4, 2024

Hany Farid Debunks AI-Generated Donald Trump Image Viral After Guilty Verdict

From AFP Fact Check

AI-generated Donald Trump image spreads after guilty verdict

By Bill McCarthy

“GUILTY!” says a May 30, 2024 post on Instagram and Threads.

The post — and similar ones on Instagram and other platforms, such as X — appears to show officers swarming and forcibly detaining Trump...

Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California, Berkeley, said there are “obvious visual cues” the image was created using AI, including that the officer to Trump’s left is wearing two police badges on his shirt (archived here)...


Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley.

Last updated: June 11, 2024