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FACT CHECK: Viral X Image Purporting To Show Keir Starmer Wearing Pink Dress Is AI-Generated

Trending Images Share with X The video reportedly shows the recently elected UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer wearing a pink dress and matching head covering.

Verdict: False

This claim is false: On July 5, Snopes reported that the image was generated by artificial intelligence (AI).

Fact check:

Starmer recently became Prime Minister after the Labour Party won a “landslide victory” in the UK general election. CNNThe media reported that a Labour victory would mark the end of “14 years of Conservative rule” in the UK.

The X image, which has been viewed more than two million times at the time of writing, purports to show Starmer in a pink dress and matching head covering, with the caption “What will Britain look like in five years' time with Sir Keir Starmer?”

However, this claim is false: Check Your Fact could not find any images of Starmer. Recent reliable news reportsIn fact, the opposite is true. Snopes The media reported that the image was generated by AI. They ran AI content detection scans using two different websites, one of which assessed that the image was 96.43% likely to have been generated by AI.

We also conducted a Check Your Facts survey. AI Content Detection Scanning The same scan, using the website Hive Moderation, showed the image was “unlikely to contain AI-generated or deepfake content,” with a score of 11.9%. However, it's important to note that adding texture or grain to an image can fool AI detectors, making it less likely to correctly identify the image as AI-generated, Hive Moderation said. Business Insider.

Screenshot captured with Hive Moderation

Starmer further commented on the image: Official Website His verification also Social media account. (Related: President Zelensky's wife posts about buying a Bugatti in Paris)

Check Your Fact has reached out to media forensics and AI experts for comment and will update this article accordingly if any comments are received.

This is not the first time an AI-generated image has been mistaken for the real thing: Check Your Fact previously debunked an image shared on X that purportedly showed a group of Indonesian women supporting Israel.

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