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Artificial Intelligence Make Its Way into North Carolina Governor’s Race

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The “Meet Mark” tab of the parody website features doctored photos of “Rottenson” wearing a boater hat and large mustache with his mouth open staring into space, along with a store tab that links to parody items including a T-shirt that reads “Kwanzaa is Hanukkah on food stamps” and “Mark’s magical mirror for black people to see who is to blame for their problems” — references to memes and statements in the lieutenant governor’s old Facebook posts.
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'Mark Rottenson' Website Uses Controversial Techniques To Lampoon GOP Candidate

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If the highly produced website and series of new billboards dotting the state are to be believed, there’s a new contender for governor in North Carolina: Mark Rottenson. But they’re not to be believed. It’s all fake, a parody of Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the front-runner to win the Republican Party’s nomination for governor in Tuesday’s GOP primary. The website and billboards lampoon Robinson over his history of controversial statements about women, Jews, LGBTQ people and school shooting survivors.
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Leftist Activist Using Fake AI-Generated Website To Malign North Carolina GOP Gov Candidate Mark Robinson

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A Democratic activist in North Carolina is using artificial intelligence to mimic the voice of Lt. Governor Mark Robinson (R-NC) as part of a campaign to malign the Republican during his gubernatorial campaign. 
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In North Carolina Governor’s Race, RGA Goes on Offense against Democrat Josh Stein

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Just last week, liberal North Carolina donor Todd Stiefel pledged in an interview with NR to pour $1 million from his own pockets into a “Mark Rottenson” parody campaign — complete with a website and digital advertising — satirizing the GOP candidate for his controversial rhetoric.

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