Binance CEO Targeted in Misinformation Campaign Allegedly Spread via ChatGPT
Binance's CEO, Changpeng Zhao, was targeted in a misinformation campaign alleging ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that was allegedly spread through ChatGPT. According to Fortune, an unknown source spread misinformation to various parties, who subsequently wrote to Binance and asked whether Zhao maintained ties to the CCP. The requests cited a conversation from ChatGPT as evidence of Zhao’s CCP connections. Binance was eventually able to reproduce the conversation in question and shared the logs of the conversation on Twitter. However, the URLs cited in the ChatGPT conversation did not exist, and there was no evidence of the allegations made against Zhao. Binance has been previously targeted by similar accusations, including allegations that it hid its Chinese presence after obtaining internal documents, which were denied by Zhao without providing any specific counterpoints.