The photos of Donald Trump being arrested that aren’t real and have been created with artificial intelligence
Although they may look like it, the photos of Donald Trump being arrested by police are not real. They are images created with artificial intelligence, coinciding with the investigation into an alleged payment of money to porn actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence during the 2016 election campaign that brought Trump to the White House. Despite the fact that he could be charged by the prosecution, the images of the former US president trying to wriggle away from the police are not real. Trump himself said he would be arrested “on Tuesday” and it is content you have asked about through the Maldita.es chatbot (+34 644 22 93 19).
Specifically, the photos have been published by Eliot Higgins, head of the research media Bellingcat. “Creating photos of Trump being arrested while I wait for Trump to be arrested,” he said on his Twitter account.
Higgins, who says he used the Midjourney v5 artificial intelligence image generation tool (latest version released in March 2023), has posted other images of Trump in handcuffs, crying during a hearing Or even sheathed in an orange prisoner suit.
Speaking to AP, Eliot Higgins has stated that he assumed that people would know how to identify that the images are fake from some of their details, and that the fact that “some people thought they were genuine highlights the lack of critical thinking in our education system.”
Some of these details are, for example, the poor sharpness of the texts that appear in the images or the malformation of the hands, a recurrent error in images created with artificial intelligence that, however, the latest version of Midjourney already corrects in many cases.
Sharing an image and not indicating that it has been artificially generated can lead to very dangerous situations. “You can, for example, impersonate someone’s identity with enormous realism,” Elena Verdú, a member of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics research group at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) and a lecturer at the same university, tells Maldita.es.
The fifth version of Midjourney was launched this March and is now available for download. includes improvements over its previous versions.