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Zhejiang police crack down on ChatGPT video fraud case

2023-07-05 Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Shaoxing Municipal Public Security Bureau of Zhejiang Province uncovered a case involving ChatGPT to produce fake videos to spread rumors, officials said Wednesday.

The police of Shangyu District discovered an online video of a fire in an industrial park on June 2, with increasing views over a short time period. Officials later confirmed it was a rumor after an investigation revealed a technology company outside Zhejiang had committed the crime. Local police rushed to the crime scene on Wednesday and arrested three suspects.

After investigation, Shaoxing police found the gang had illegally purchased a batch of video accounts since May 2023 to use ChatGPT to create fake content for profit.

Up to now, the suspects have illegally purchased more than 1,500 video accounts and released over 3,000 fake videos. All there have been charged with the crime of seeking trouble. The case remains under investigation. 

Shaoxing police reminded people that cyberspace has never been a lawless place and that netizens should consciously regulate their personal online activity, distrust rumors, and jointly maintain order in cyberspace.


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