Chatgpt user in china detained for creating, spreading fake news
It’s one of the first enforcement actions under a recently enacted Chinese law regulating AI-generated “deepfakes” — seemingly realistic but fabricated digital images, video or other media.
According to a police report from the northwest Chinese province of Gansu, a man identified only by his surname, Hong, used ChatGPT to create a fake news article about a crash that supposedly led to the deaths of nine construction workers in Gansu.
Twenty-one accounts on a popular social platform, all owned by a media company based in southern China, spread the fake story within a short period of time.
Like most foreign websites and applications, ChatGPT is technically unavailable in China thanks to the country’s “Great Firewall,” which censors the internet for residents.
But determined individuals can gain access via commonly available “virtual private network” software that bypasses the firewall. The police report did not describe how Hong managed to use ChatGPT.
By the time Gansu security officials realized the article was fake, it had received 15,000 views, according to the report. (AP)