Gayle King is warning her followers about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) scams after she became the victim of a manipulated video.
The “CBS This Morning” host was shocked to hear her voice be used as a promotion for weight-loss products from the Artipet company. She is seemingly heard in the video telling followers to “learn more about my secret,” as reported by The Washington Post.
“Ladies, honestly, I did not expect my weight loss to spark so many questions. My direct messages on Instagram are overflowing,” said the manipulated audio, pretending to be King. “Instead of replying to each one individually, I decided to make a post about it. Follow the link right now and learn more about my secret.”
While the video appeared legitimate to many, some Instagram users noticed that some of King’s words did not match up with her lips and her voice seemed to lack proper emotion.
“People keep sending me this video and asking about this product and I have NOTHING to do with this company,” she wrote as the caption with the video post.
King revealed that the fabricated content used an August 31 promotional video for her radio show to mislead viewers.
“I’ve never heard of this product or used it! Please don’t be fooled by these AI videos,” she added.
Representatives for King have requested that the fake video be taken down several times.