‘I wanted to stir the s***’ — says person behind ‘The Irish Times’ hoax fake tan article

Trickster says their article was 80pc generated by artificial intelligence tool

The AI-generated byline photo of ‘quintessential woke journalist’ created by prompt words ‘overweight, blue hair and smug expression’

Mark Tighe

The person who says they duped The Irish Times into running an artificial intelligence (AI) generated opinion piece about fake tan while using a computer generated photo of a fake persona said they did it to “stir the shit in terms of the extreme identity politics debate”.