Jan 19, 2024

Viral Audio of President Biden Threatening War Against Texas Is Fake, Says Hany Farid

From The Dallas Morning News

Audio clip of President Joe Biden threatening war against Texas is fake

By PolitiFact

As tensions simmer between the Texas government and the Biden administration over access to part of the U.S.-Mexico border, some social media users are saying President Joe Biden threatened to dramatically escalate the issue.

In a Jan. 13 TikTok video, President Joe Biden appears to say, “We’re going to make sure those cowboys don’t stop the surge of military-age men from entering. If we have to send F-15s to Texas here and wage war against Texas, so be it...” (F-15s are tactical fighter jets used by the U.S. Air Force.)

The audio in these TikTok videos was likely generated by artificial intelligence because “the cadence of the voice is typical of AI-generation,” said Hany Farid, a University of California, Berkeley professor who specializes in digital forensics and misinformation...


Hany Farid is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information at UC Berkeley and a senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project.

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January 24, 2024