They said “crisis actors” were a “conspiracy theory.”

But what do you call “Oliver Taylor, a student at England’s University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile?”

Not even a “crisis actor,” no such person exists.

Yet Jewish newspapers, including The Algemeiner, the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel have published a “half dozen” articles under the byline “Oliver Taylor” complete with a profile picture, which appears to have been generated by artificial intelligence.

This fake “journalist,” of course, has “an active interest in anti-Semitism and Jewish affairs” and seems to exist primarily to smear Palestinian rights activists, such as Mazen Masri and Ryvka Barnard, as “known terrorist sympathizers.”

Also not surprisingly, “Oliver Taylor” has various accounts on social media and online properties, also used to smear people deemed a threat to Israel’s apartheid policies.

It’s a useful technique, because there’s no one to sue, and the people behind these “online crisis actors” cannot even be identified.

So the next time some crazy person online screams about “anti-semitism” just realize you’ll likely to be reading a bot.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-deepfake-activist-idUSKCN24G15E