The Metropolitan Police have said fake audio clips of the Mayor of London opposing Remembrance Day commemorations “do not constitute a criminal offence”.
A clip, believed to have been created using artificial intelligence, posted on TikTok uses simulated audio in which Sadiq Khan says: “I don’t give a shit about Remembrance weekend.”
In the second clip, the simulated Khan declares his authority over the Met Police before suggesting that Armistice Day commemorations be postponed.
The fake audio adds: “I know it’s Armistice Day on Saturday, but why should Londoners cancel the Palestinian march on Saturday?”
While I was hosting an interfaith memorial event with our armed forces at City Hall, right-wing extremists shared fake audio recordings about me
“Why isn’t there a memorial weekend next weekend? What is happening in Gaza is much bigger than this weekend and it is current.”
A Met Police spokesman confirmed that police had viewed the fake footage but would not be taking any further action.
He said: “We can confirm that we have been made aware of a video containing artificial audio from the mayor. Special officers have reviewed this video and concluded that it does not constitute a criminal offense.
“Counter-terrorism policing officers continue to review online content and materials forwarded to us by members of the public.
“We will investigate and take enforcement action if criminal offenses are identified.”
The mayor posted on
“They may have new tools, but their goal is the same – to divide our diverse communities.
“We have to stand together – that’s what London does best.”
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