The assumption that the AI-generated photos of former US President Donald Trump were authentic led to a tremendous Twitter frenzy. The Stable Diffusion-created photographs were posted on Twitter by a “verified” account of Elliot Higgins.
Creating images of Trump being arrested while awaiting his arrest, Higgins tweeted on Monday. Afterward, he explained that he used the AI platform Midjourney to generate the photos. The post has gone viral, with 4.9 million views as of this writing.
An imagined image of the former President being pursued by police opens the photo collection. At first glance, the image appears to be incredibly lifelike, but there are a few elements that scream artificial intelligence tampering. For instance, the bodies of police officers seem to be nearly identical.
In the second image of the collection, the police officers pursuing President Trump trip him up and seize him. At first glance, the image appears to be extremely lifelike. Nevertheless, look closely, and you’ll see that some cops don’t have faces.
Another image depicts former President Trump defiantly fighting arrest, making it maybe one of the most stirring pictures in the collection. Orange is darker on his face. The AI seems to have found pictures from the internet making fun of President Trump’s fake tan.