Occurred: November 2023
An AI-generated news website spread a false claim that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged psychiatrist died by suicide.
The false article, which stated that psychiatrist 'Dr Moshe Yatom' had left behind a 'devastating suicide note that implicated' Netanyahu, seems to have originated early November 2023 on Pakistani news website Global Village Space, and quickly went viral across social media in multiple languages.
The incident occurred during the 2023 Israel-Hamas war, and demonstrated how generative AI tools are being weaponised to spread misinformation and disinformation with potential geo-political ramifications.
Operator: Global Village Space
Technology: Chatbot; NLP/text analysis; Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Transparency: Governance; Marketing
Published: November 2023