Tom Cruise’s artificial intelligence joins the barrage of fake news targeting the Olympics

In a dramatic voiceover interspersed with footage of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise warns that corrupt officials are slowly and painfully destroying the Olympic sports that have existed for thousands of years.

The bizarre revelation comes as part of an alleged four-part Netflix documentary series called Olympics Has Fallen, which claims to be at the heart of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Only one big problem: everything is fake.

There is no Netflix documentary series, and Cruises’ voice is generated using artificial intelligence. The skilfully edited nine-minute episodes are part of what the International Olympic Committee on Thursday called an organized disinformation campaign against it.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently been confronted with a number of fake news posts targeting the IOC, including an entire documentary filled with defamatory content, false narrative and misinformation, using audio produced It is produced by artificial intelligence. Famous Hollywood actor.

A more recent video from October 18 depicts a fake news report from a French broadcaster in which an Olympic spokesperson discusses banning Israeli and Palestinian athletes from the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The video was uploaded to a Telegram channel that has more Russian-language content with more than 400,000 subscribers.

Although episodes of the fake documentary were removed from YouTube by order of the IOC, they can still be found on Telegram.

This fake news report appeared online shortly after the Russian National Olympic Committee was suspended by the IOC over its decision to recognize regional sports organizations in the occupied regions of Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine as its members. done.

Last month, the IOC announced it would only allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics if they do so under a neutral flag.

Russia has complained about the International Olympic Committee’s treatment of it, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov calling the decision to allow Israeli athletes to compete despite their country being at war cruel.

The International Olympic Committee did not cite anyone for the videos, but said in a statement that it will continue to monitor the situation and take action if necessary and appropriate.

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