‘Deepfake’ Queen’s Speech: Channel 4 criticised for ‘disrespectful’ Christmas message

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Published on December 24, 2020 by

With risqué jokes about Harry and Meghan, the Prime Minister and even Prince Andrew it’s a Christmas message that is likely to send many a Brussel sprout down the wrong way.

And to add insult to injury, Channel 4 has used advanced digital technology to give the impression the Queen herself is delivering the broadcaster’s now traditional ‘alternative Christmas message’.

The broadcast uses ‘deepfake’ technology to superimpose the voice of an actress onto a manipulated film of the Queen appearing to address the nation.

The result is an unsettlingly accurate impression of Her Majesty making jokes about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaving Britain, and the risk of getting pregnant posed to NHS staff who treated Boris Johnson for coronavirus.

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