Over 200 complaints made against UK channel over ‘deepfake’ Queen’s speech

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A computer-generated Queen dancing across TV screens on Christmas day seems to have sparked controversy among British viewers.

The fake address was screened right after the Queen delivered her traditional yearly address.
In times of widespread misinformation, as reported by CNN, the channel seemed to offer “a stark warning about the advanced technology that is enabling the proliferation of misinformation and fake news in a digital age”.
The speech included jokes about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move to the US, and an affirmation surrounding the Duke of York’s connection to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The fake Queen in the alternate message also spoke about watching movies on Netflix, and perfecting moves on TikTok.
Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, confirmed receiving 214 complaints over the broadcast, according to The Independent. A spokesperson from the regulator added: “We are assessing these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.”

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