They’re not TV anchors, they’re avatars: How Venezuela is using AI-generated propaganda

March 04, 2023

In addition, they were aired on the state broadcaster Venezolana de Televisión, the Nicolás Maduro administration’s main broadcasting mouthpiece. Closely following the propaganda machinery of Venezuela’s ruling party has allowed this group to identify patterns. Mainly it is about generating propaganda, diverting attention, changing the narrative,” explains Estefanía Da Silva, general coordinator at ProBox. During the past week, according to this group, more than 10 million messages associated with Chavismo were generated. In general, adds Da Silva, “the ruling party is conquering conversations,” even if this is achieved with bots, paid tweeters and now, too, with AI-generated avatars.