The BJP used artificial intelligence technology to create two deepfake videos of party leader Manoj Tiwari ahead of Delhi elections
Deepfake uses AI (artificial intelligence) to create morphed videos that seem real
Another version of the video was also shared in which Mr Tiwari speaks in Haryanvi, calling out the promises of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party.
Tiwari’s fabricated video was used widely to dissuade the large Haryanvi-speaking migrant worker population in Delhi from voting for the rival political party.
According to the BJP, the deepfake videos were shared in some 5,800 WhatsApp groups
AI security analysts say deepfake videos and audio content have not been widely used in elections, but there are fears over their misuse for spreading political misinformation