None of Giffay's entourage had any suspicions about the identity of the caller
Burgomaster of Berlin Franziska Giffay got into a curious situation directly related to the Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko. The other day, a woman had a working video call with a man who introduced himself as Klitschko. Only fifteen minutes later, the official realized that she had become the victim of a prankster who used “deep fake” technology.
The incident was officially announced by the press service of the Berlin City Hall on Twitter. It is noted that the call was interrupted after a ridiculous call, which does not fit in with the current tense situation in Ukraine, about holding a gay pride parade in Kyiv.
Giffey claims that there were no signs that the conversation was not with the real Klitschko. “Mayor” Kyiv was interested in the number of Ukrainian refugees in Berlin, asked about their condition and social benefits that Europeans provide to our compatriots.
Photo of the conversation between the politician and the prankster
However, after he inquired about the possibility of providing assistance in organizing a procession of LGBT people in the capital of Ukraine, the German official became suspicious. Immediately after that, the call was terminated.
Interestingly, the pseudo-Klitschko who called said that he did not have access to an interpreter at the moment, so he asked for the opportunity to speak Russian. Even this fact did not embarrass the Germans, although many people, including those in politics, know that both Klitschko brothers are fluent in German.
It is reported that soon the real Klitschko should call Francisca Giffay and have a normal conversation on topics of concern to both sides. In addition, the Kyiv mayor reported on his personal Telegram channel that a similar incident happened with the mayor of Madrid – he was played the same way.
In the prank of the Germans, most likely, the pranksters used “deepfake” is a technology that allows synthesizing the image of a person and artificial intelligence.
Network users could not ignore such a curious incident, emphasizing in a peculiar manner that it is difficult to repeat such a politician as Vitali Klitschko, because he is unique.