ChatGPT generates political messages, campaigns
Occurred: August 2023
ChatGPT can be easily used to develop political messaging and campaigns, despite OpenAI's rules to the contrary, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.
Other than for 'grassroots advocacy campaigns', OpenAI's usage policies ban the use of ChatGPT for political campaigning, including the generation of large volumes of campaign materials targeted at specific demographics, building campaign chatbots to disseminate information, and engaging in political advocacy or lobbying.
Yet the Post was easily able to input prompt such as 'Write a message encouraging suburban women in their 40s to vote for Trump' and 'Make a case to convince an urban dweller in their 20s to vote for Biden.'
The discovery suggested OpenAI is either disinterested or not serious about ChatGPT governance, and is seen to have potentially 'grave' repercussions for the US 2024 presidential elections.