Headline RoundupJanuary 23rd, 2024

Fake Biden Robocalls Urge Dems Not to Vote in New Hampshire Primary

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is investigating apparent AI-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden urging Democratic voters not to participate in Tuesday’s primary election.

Key Quotes: The fake “Biden” told voters, “Republicans have been trying to push nonpartisan and Democratic voters to participate in their primary. What a bunch of malarkey,” adding, “Voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans in their quest to elect Donald Trump again. Your vote makes a difference in November, not this Tuesday.”

For Context: Biden did not submit his name for the New Hampshire primary after the state rejected the Democratic National Committee’s new primary calendar, which placed South Carolina first. Many experts and commentators have warned that AI could fuel a swell of misinformation during the 2024 elections. 

How the Media Covered It: Coverage was common and generally similar across the spectrum. 

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