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Pro-Bitcoin (BTC) presidential bidder Ron DeSantis has been tagged for apparently using artificial intelligence-generated images in an ad campaign smearing rival and former president Donald Trump.

It comes amid a rise in AI-generated deep fakes being used in political ads and movements in recent months.

A screenshot from the video, the top left, bottom middle and bottom right images are AI-generated. Source: Twitter

AI in the political sphere

A screenshot of the video posted by Trump depicting a Twitter Space. Source: Instagram
The National Party used AI to generate Polynesian hospital workers in a social media campaign. Source: Instagram