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Fact check: Videos of politicians playing Minecraft are likely AI-generated

Nigel Farage, Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer have been featured in videos online.

Minecraft-themed toys on show at the Toy Show in the RDS Dublin.

A series of videos which purport to show Nigel Farage, Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak playing popular computer game Minecraft has spread on social media.


The videos appear to have been created with an AI-assisted voice and video generator, which is then synchronised with Minecraft gameplay.

The facts

The videos have spread over social media, however, they have all been posted by a TikTok account for an app which uses AI to generate podcasts with “lifelike voices”.

The videos are clearly satirical. However, the computer-generated voices are very close to their real-life subjects.


TikTok account for app (archived)

First TikTok video (archived post and video)

Second TikTok video (archived post and video)

Third TikTok video (archived post and video)

Fourth TikTok video (archived post and video)

Fifth TikTok video (archived post and video)

Sixth TikTok video (archived post and video)

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