ABC Made Attempt to Censor the Will Smith Oscars Slap
It was the slap heard around the world as viewers watched wondering if superstar actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock across the face as part of a bizarre comedic or acting bit; one that nobody could understand.
Smith has issued a public apology which took well over 24 hours to release, and the Oscars officially opened a “review” on the matter, all indicating the slap was in fact Smith’s inability to control his anger.
Not only did we learn the slap was real, but also that ABC did its very best to censor the shocking event in real time. “Due to a tape delay that dropped nearly 20 seconds of audio from the broadcast, none could hear a stunned Rock tell the equally stunned audience, ‘Will Smith just smacked the s— out of me!’
Smith’s two f-bombs that immediately followed also were unheard. Tape delays help producers to prevent fiascos by giving them time to silence, bleep or blur content in live broadcasts and “content that could draw a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fine on domestic broadcasts.”
But that did not stop international audiences from seeing and hearing the whole event, and plastering it all over the internet. David Mack was watching the awards show in Australia when he noticed his American friends were complaining on social medial. “I realized I had seen and heard what they had not” said Mack who was able to see the unedited version.
Mack rewound and recorded the missing clip to post to social media, where it quickly went viral. Jim Hatcher, chief technology officer at Human Circuit, an engineering firm that designs broadcast systems explained, “you’ve got commercial [stations] broadcasting under a certain set of rules and social media using another set, and you can see how easily you can get to the cut content by going on social media.”
“How a traditional broadcast is going to compete with that, I don’t know. And I don’t know how the FCC will address that either” said Mack. One radio producer for the BBC said, “Americans can be a bit more puritanical and outraged by these things.” The producer spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak officially on broadcast standards, reports the Stamford Advocate.
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Fake, AI-generated photo of Pentagon explosion causes brief drop in US stocks
A fake photo of a terrifying explosion at the Pentagon circulated the internet Monday, but not before causing panic in the stock market. “A purportedly AI-generated photo of a fake explosion at the Pentagon spread rapidly on social media on Monday – prompting mass confusion among users and a brief selloff in the US stock market” reports the New York Post.
As the photo was shared on social media platforms, US stocks took a dip; fortunately recovery occurred “quickly”. The Post reported that the photo showing billowing smoke “was shared by Russian state media outlet and other accounts alongside claims that an explosion has occurred at the complex. RT later deleted the image.”
This morning, an AI generated image of an explosion at the US Pentagon surfaced.
With multiple news sources reporting it as real, the S&P 500 fell 30 points in minutes.
This resulted in a $500 billion market cap swing on a fake image.
It then rebounded once the image was… pic.twitter.com/DpHgflkMXP
— The Kobeissi Letter (@KobeissiLetter) May 22, 2023
The scare is the latest example of the global damages and repercussions that can occur due to artificial intelligence. The Post gives additional examples: “Previously, social media users were tricked by viral AI-generated images of Pope Francis wearing a Balenciaga puffer jacket and of former President Donald Trump clashing with the NYPD while being arrested.”
@PFPAOfficial and the ACFD are aware of a social media report circulating online about an explosion near the Pentagon. There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public. pic.twitter.com/uznY0s7deL
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) May 22, 2023
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March 30, 2022 at 7:40 am
But that was key to spark a fading show . OSCAR was the signal ! Okay , Smith Can Attack Rock !
April 1, 2022 at 1:46 pm
Will Smith actually laughed at what Chris Rock said(jokingly) as we did NOT KNOW Jada had any health issues as hairdo’s are wild these days. First off, when Will looked at that face on Jada he then knew HE was in trouble for laughing…and approached the stage to ‘defend his wife, he did NOT originally.’ He is taking his “macho roles a bit TOO SERIOUS”(and has slapped a reporter before as we’ve all seen) Notice that Will after the ‘fake apology before the cameras, was also on video later Dancing and Laughing it up, so I feel HIS apology to the academy to ‘protect his career’…DID NOT INCLUDE AN APOLOGY TO CHRIS ROCK-WHO IS A COMMEDIENE AND IT WAS A REFERENCE TO ‘GI JANE-(Demi Moore) and NOT VULGAR….as we’ve certainly heard in the past from ‘Whoopie’ who is speaking out about Holly-WoodHead Elites…She’s a Hypocrite…as we ALL recall her stand up w/Billy Crystal and Robin Williams..She’s outraged, but she’s a Fake and a Hypocrite…who always looks like a Bag Lady!!!