One of Indonesia’s oldest political parties used a ‘deepfake’ generated by artificial intelligence of Suharto, the country’s former dictator — who died in 2008 — to appeal for votes in the country’s upcoming election, CNN reported.
Indonesians will go to vote on Wednesday, in the world’s largest single-day polling process that will see 18 parties compete. Erwin Aksa, deputy chairman of Indonesian party Golkar, who posted the video to X, told CNN that the video was an attempt to urge citizens to ensure they cast their vote in the election. But critics say the video was a “morally wrong” attempt “to fool and scare” voters into polling for a candidate backed by Golkar — a party seen as “synonymous with Suharto,” CNN said.
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