GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — As Deep Fakes and artificial intelligence take over social media, MrBeast spoke out to express his dissatisfaction after one was made of him saying he was giving away new iPhones.

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The statement the Greenville resident issued came after a doctored video of MrBeast, advertising that he was giving away an iPhone 15 for $2. The Deep Fake says “I’m MrBeast and I’m doing the world’s largest iPhone giveaway.” The ad also features a link to supposedly claim the gift.

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MrBeast’s post comes just a few days after actor Tom Hanks posted a similar warning about a Deep Fake, his being in relation to a dental plan. Hanks stated he has nothing to do with it.

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Deep Fakes and AI are rapidly becoming a problem on the internet and taking over social media even though the platforms have made multiple attempts to resolve the issue.

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