For instance, upstart campaigns with little cash could use the technology to inexpensively produce campaign materials with fewer staff. Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign posted an online ad featuring AI-generated images of then-President Donald Trump hugging and kissing Anthony Fauci. DeSantis’ campaign didn’t initially identify them as fake.In Germany, a far-right party recently distributed AI-generated images of angry immigrants without telling viewers that they weren’t actual photographs. Lawmakers have been unable to agree on whether — or how — to regulate online speech.Last month, the Federal Election Commission deadlocked 3-3 on a request to develop rules for AI-generated political ads. Frank Luntz, a veteran Republican strategist, said he fears that AI technology will foment voter confusion in the 2024 U.S. presidential contest.“In politics, the truth is already in short supply,” he said.