‘Fake News’ Exploits “Witnessed Lee Kang-In Assault” Controversy…Made $700 Million

Fake news has been circulating online about Lee Kang-in, a member of the South Korean national soccer team who was involved in a controversial “hagiography” controversy after reportedly arguing and physically clashing with captain Son Heung-min on the eve of the Asian Cup quarterfinals in Qatar. According to an analysis, the fake news is worth hundreds of millions of won.

According to Filer, an artificial intelligence (AI) company that analyzes video content on the 3rd, a total of 361 videos were detected as fake news content related to Lee Kang-in from the 14th to the 27th of last month, when the issue became known. 195 channels were identified and their ads were blocked. These videos have been viewed a total of 69.408 million times. 스포츠토토 The filer’s estimated revenue based on the number of views is approximately 700 million won.

Most of the fake news videos about Lee Kang-in on YouTube are titled “I witnessed the intentional assault of Lee Kang-in in front of my eyes: Klinsmann Reveals All About Son Heung-min Beating Case, Lee Kang-in Leaks Video of Son Heung-min’s Broken Hand,” “No More Lee Kang-in Jerseys…PSG Release Imminent, Unreleased Exclusive Footage Shocking, National Team Career Over,” “Lee Kang-in’s Family Company Is in Crisis After His 3rd Pole Award Revealed,” and other provocative titles.

One YouTube channel with about 60,000 subscribers posted a video titled, “(Breaking News) Lee Kang-in 28 billion contract terminated, PSG Seoul Store confirmed to be closed! Angry owner Lee Kang-in to 2nd team!

In the video, an allegedly TTS (Text To Speech) voice said, “The owner of PSG has made a shocking decision,” and “He has instructed that Lee Kang-in can no longer play in the first team with the image of a fallen Lee Kang-in.” The voice also said, “PSG has canceled Lee Kang-in’s 28 billion contract. The voice also claimed that “PSG is considering moving on from Lee Kang-in”.

Despite the obvious falsehoods, the video garnered over 500,000 views. It is believed to be monetized, as ads are shown on the video.

The channel that uploaded the video has created 21 other soccer-related videos as of last month, with about 3.13 million views. “According to YouTube’s revenue prediction calculator, the channel is expected to have earned at least $14,000 to $32,000 in the last 30 days,” Filer said.

Filer pointed out that overseas platforms in regulatory blind spots are increasingly producing and disseminating sensationalized issues and fake news. “Due to the nature of YouTube advertising, it is impossible for advertisers to check every single ad on every single page,” said Filer, “It is necessary to utilize AI adtech solutions to block inappropriate ad exposure and fake news creator sponsorship structures.”

Fake news has been circulating online about Lee Kang-in, a member of the South Korean national soccer team who was involved in a controversial “hagiography” controversy after reportedly arguing and physically clashing with captain Son Heung-min on the eve of the Asian Cup quarterfinals in Qatar. According to an analysis, the fake news is worth hundreds of millions of won.

According to Filer, an artificial intelligence (AI) company that analyzes video content on the 3rd, a total of 361 videos were detected as fake news content related to Lee Kang-in from the 14th to the 27th of last month, when the issue became known. 195 channels were identified and their ads were blocked. These videos have been viewed a total of 69.408 million times. The filer’s estimated revenue based on the number of views is approximately 700 million won.

Most of the fake news videos about Lee Kang-in on YouTube are titled “I witnessed the intentional assault of Lee Kang-in in front of my eyes: Klinsmann Reveals All About Son Heung-min Beating Case, Lee Kang-in Leaks Video of Son Heung-min’s Broken Hand,” “No More Lee Kang-in Jerseys…PSG Release Imminent, Unreleased Exclusive Footage Shocking, National Team Career Over,” “Lee Kang-in’s Family Company Is in Crisis After His 3rd Pole Award Revealed,” and other provocative titles.

One YouTube channel with about 60,000 subscribers posted a video titled, “(Breaking News) Lee Kang-in 28 billion contract terminated, PSG Seoul Store confirmed to be closed! Angry owner Lee Kang-in to 2nd team!

In the video, an allegedly TTS (Text To Speech) voice said, “The owner of PSG has made a shocking decision,” and “He has instructed that Lee Kang-in can no longer play in the first team with the image of a fallen Lee Kang-in.” The voice also said, “PSG has canceled Lee Kang-in’s 28 billion contract. The voice also claimed that “PSG is considering moving on from Lee Kang-in”.

Despite the obvious falsehoods, the video garnered over 500,000 views. It is believed to be monetized, as ads are shown on the video.

The channel that uploaded the video has created 21 other soccer-related videos as of last month, with about 3.13 million views. “According to YouTube’s revenue prediction calculator, the channel is expected to have earned at least $14,000 to $32,000 in the last 30 days,” Filer said.

Filer pointed out that overseas platforms in regulatory blind spots are increasingly producing and disseminating sensationalized issues and fake news. “Due to the nature of YouTube advertising, it is impossible for advertisers to check every single ad on every single page,” said Filer, “It is necessary to utilize AI adtech solutions to block inappropriate ad exposure and fake news creator sponsorship structures.”

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