Don’t Spread Hoaxes Deepfake Video AI Jokowi Fluent in Mandarin Tech – 4 hours ago

Jakarta, CNCB Indonesia – A video circulating of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) giving a speech was manipulated using AI deepfake technology. In the video, Jokowi is fluent in Mandarin.

The Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) asked the public not to spread this disinformation video.

Director General of Informatics Applications, Kominfo, Semuel A. Pangerapan, emphasized that the video was a misleading edit.

“The video circulating is accompanied by the narrative ‘Jokowi speaks Mandarin’. This is a misleading edit,” said Semuel, quoted from a press statement, Friday (27/10/2023).

According to Director General Semuel, the results of the Ministry of Communication and Information’s AIS Team’s search found similarities with the video uploaded by the YouTube channel The US – Indonesia Society (USINDO) on November 13 2015.

Visually, the videos are identical, but have been edited using deepfake artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The Director General of Aptics at the Ministry of Communication and Information explained in the actual video at the following link, President Joko Widodo did not use Mandarin during his speech.

“This is a form of disinformation,” he stressed.

Semuel appealed to the public to be careful when obtaining information that can be manipulated.

He even reminded us not to participate in spreading hoax or disinformation content in any form via digital platforms.

“Kominfo urges the public to be careful when obtaining information that can be manipulated and/or distorted, and to always refer to trusted sources such as government websites and/or credible media.” he said.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]

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