Red faces on the ABC as broadcaster backs down on Insiders declare Voice ‘No’ marketing campaign makes use of AI-generated Aboriginal folks of their advertisements

The ABC was pressured to make clear after airing false claims that the ‘No’ marketing campaign used ‘AI-generated aborigines’ of their commercials.

On Sunday, the ABC’s Insiders aired a particular program to debate the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, the place visitor John Paul Janke made the extraordinary declare.

Mr Janke, host of NITV’s flagship program The Point, mentioned the No marketing campaign had “multiple social media pages”.

“Some of them are now using AI with black native characters to try and look like it’s an indigenous person supporting the No campaign,” he mentioned.

‘No’ marketing campaign managers Jacinta Nampijinpa Price and Warren Mundine (pictured) reacted angrily to claims that they had used AI-generated Aboriginal folks of their advertisements, calling them an ‘utter lie’

Insiders host David Speers requested him to make clear whether or not that was from the No marketing campaign.


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Rio’s Kellie Parker in Garma

Mr Janke insisted it was, including: “They clearly support different voices and they’re under the guise of moderate voices against the voice, like they’re Australians for Unity, but they’re using AI from a black character who’s the No case supports.”

Speers didn’t query the unbelievable declare, nor did he ask for any proof to again up the claims.

But shortly after this system aired, the ABC needed to subject a clarification.

“Insiders: On the program broadcast on Sunday, August 6, panel member John Paul Janke described the use of AI-generated videos by some opponents of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament,” the clarification learn.

“The ABC would like to clarify that the campaign coordinated by Warren Mundine and Jacinta Nampijinpa Price – Australians for Unity is not affiliated with the referenced videos.”

‘No’ marketing campaign supervisor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price labeled Mr Janke’s feedback a ‘complete and utter lie’.

“Of all the racist, insulting, inaccurate things that have been said about the No campaign, this is probably the worst,” she mentioned.

The ABC was later pressured to make clear Mr. Janke’s false claims

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Anthony Albanese with Jodie Haydon at Garma Festival

“According to the ABC, the No marketing campaign has AI created pretend Indigenous Australians who vote no. An entire and utter lie!’

Warren Mundine, co-leader of the No marketing campaign, additionally mentioned the claims had been a ‘lie’.

‘How low can the ABC and the Yes campaign sink!’

Daily Mail Australia requested Mr Janke for proof to help his declare however obtained no response.

His Twitter web page has been locked, though it’s unclear when he took that motion.

Mr. Janke, who additionally runs his personal development firm Rork Projects, was the previous co-chair of the National NAIDOC Committee.

The No marketing campaign used inventory photographs of Aboriginal households as an alternative of actual folks in one in all their pamphlets.