A video shows a school teacher scolding young Kylian Mbappe.
Recently, social media users widely shared a video clip that purportedly features young Kylian Mbappe getting scolded and facing disciplinary measures from his school teacher.
An X user posted the video along with the claim, “Throwback video of Kylian Mbappe being scolded in school by his teacher. He looks so uninterested.”
Misbar investigated the viral video and found it to be fake.
Footage of Mbappe Punished by His Schoolteacher Is AI-Generated
The video does not feature a real incident in which the French player was schooled by his schoolteacher during his youth. The original publisher of the video, @frenchaicovers, clarified that the video is a parody created using AI, specifically the deepfake technique.
The publisher uploaded the video on August 28, before it gained widespread circulation. The publisher shared the video in a satirical manner, accompanied by the caption, "FLASH - Exclusive video: Wilfrid Mbappe reprimands Kylian Mbappe for his changing moods regarding his future at PSG."
In response to the post, the publisher later clarified its authenticity by stating, "This video is a parody and was generated with an AI (deepfake). Don't believe the videos your uncles send you on WhatsApp."
In another post, the publisher clarified that the video is not real but was created using the deepfake technique.
The publisher's X account is originally designated for AI-related content.
Previously, the account had shared several AI-generated videos and memes featuring the French player Kylian Mbappe.
Who Is Wilfried Mbappe?
Wilfried Mbappe, the father of Kylian Mbappe, is a French-Cameroonian who has a diverse background in various aspects of professional football, including management, coaching, representation, and media. He is a well-known figure in French football history, having previously played for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and represented the national team. Wilfried's steadfast support for his son, who has achieved remarkable success in football, has earned him considerable admiration.
While Wilfried is primarily recognized as Kylian's father, he has also carved out his own reputation in the sports world as a football coach and agent. His involvement in coaching Kylian from a young age played a significant role in Kylian's journey to success in football.
What Is Deepfake?
Deepfake AI is a form of artificial intelligence utilized to produce convincing fake images, audio, and video material. The term encompasses both the technology itself and the deceptive content it generates, combining "deep learning" and "fake."
Deepfakes typically involve altering existing source material by replacing one person's likeness with another's. They can also generate entirely new content in which someone appears to be doing or saying something they never actually did or said. For instance, in 2022, a deepfake video surfaced in which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was portrayed as urging his troops to surrender.
One of the most significant concerns associated with deepfakes is their potential to disseminate false information that seems to originate from reliable and trusted sources.