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How to tell the Trump and pope AI fakes aren't real

By Shira Ovide

31 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Technology powered by AI is helping people generate images, video and audio that are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from reality. The Post has some tips to help you spot the fakes.

In the past week or so, people playing around with artificial intelligence software spit out fake images of Donald Trump being arrested and Pope Francis appearing to strut in a blinged-out puffy coat.

And AI-generated images depicted what looked like French President Emmanuel Macron caught up in a riot.

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