APPENDIX: They ‘Do Not Need Rest Like Humans’: RT Debuts AI-Generated ‘Journalists’

RT unveiled artificial “journalists” or “digital creators” who mimic the role of journalists or news broadcasters. Hosts failed to specify that these presenters are AI-generated in 70% of the videos reviewed for this report.


Information Epidemiology Lab

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2022)


June 29, 2024

This appendix contains images and tables from the report titled “They ‘Do Not Need Rest Like Humans’: RT Debuts AI-Generated ‘Journalists’.”


Figure 1: Profile pictures for Alexander and Anastasia on the outlet’s Team Pages
Figure 2: AI-generated “digital presenters” are displayed alongside the RT staff.

Figure 3: 30% of segments explicitly disclosed the use of AI, highlighted, while the remaining 70% referred to them as “digital presenters.”


Table 1: Data were collected in June 2024 from RT Español. All videos listed on Anastasia and Alexander’s profile pages were evaluated.
Title Explicit Introduction
Travels by certain leaders generate controversy for mixing national interest with personal interest No Our digital presenter Alexander tells us about this controversy.
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko breaks a world record by spending 1,000 days in space No Our digital correspondent Alexander tells us more.
Blessing or threat? Synthetic meat generates anxiety among the leaders of livestock production in Latin America No Our digital presenter, Alexander, tells us more about this controversial product.
China: The US is the biggest threat in space and tries to transform it into a battlefield No Our digital presenter, Alexander, explains how this controversy already has similarities with the rhetoric used in the Cold War.
Sport: a vital part of the pre-Columbian era in Latin America No No introduction
World Day Against Child Labour: What is the situation of children in Latin America? No Our digital correspondent, Anastasia, has the details.
Differences in science spending between Latin American countries impact productive development No Our digital presenter Anastasia tells us more.
Sovereignty and freedom are recurring concepts in national symbols in Latin America No Our virtual presenter Anastasia explains the subject to us.
Partners or instrument of hegemony?: What is the current role of Latin America for the US? No The crisis with Beijing, which has prompted the United States to seek new partners, raises doubts about whether this is a cooperation of good faith or just another attempt by the United States to reinforce its hegemony, our digital presenter Anastasia tells us.
It is 90 years since the birth of Yuri Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut No No introduction
Artists from around the world join the protest campaign against Israel’s crimes in Gaza No To expose the crimes of Tel Aviv and its leaders, dozens of groups of artists joined the protest campaign, our digital presenter Anastasia explains.
Mass protests in Haiti call for the dismissal of the interim government amid political crisis No Our digital correspondent, Anastasia, tells us the story of the serious political and social crisis that Haiti is going through.
Red alert: Environment in Latin America affected by ‘El Niño’ phenomenon and citizen negligence No No introduction
Chile brings together the Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean in the face of the biggest crisis in the activity in 100 years No Our digital presenter, Anastasia, will expand on this.
Lenin’s memory lives on in the world despite attempts to erase his history No Our digital presenter, Anastasia, will tell you about it.
What inventions did we inherit from America that became everyday objects around the world? No With our digital presenter, Anastasia, we are going to find out what legacy they inherited.
Unusual taxes defy conventional logic and create disruption around the world Yes Our digital presenter, Alexander Avatar, created with artificial intelligence, brings us some examples.
1964 coup in Brazil: how it was created, the role of the US and a parallel with the current situation Yes Let’s review with our digital presenter, Alexander, an avatar created with artificial intelligence, the chronology of events, and the hand of Washington that started 21 years of dictatorship in Brazil.
New technology?: The development of AI over time Yes Our digital correspondent, Alexander, also a product of artificial intelligence, tells the story of this technology.
The West is harming everyone by preventing the sale of Russian diamonds Yes Our digital representative, Anastasia, an avatar created with artificial intelligence, brings us closer to the details.
What measures protect minority languages ​​in Latin America and from what dangers? Yes Our digital and avatar presenter, developed by artificial intelligence, Anastasia, will explain the topic.
Brazil vetoes parts of the law that regulates pesticides due to uncertainty over their use Yes Our presenter, created by the artificial intelligence Anastasia, has a full analysis
RT in Spanish introduces its first journalist created with artificial intelligence Yes RT in Spanish introduces its first journalist created with artificial intelligence


BibTeX citation:
  author = {Li, E. Rosalie},
  publisher = {Information Epidemiology Lab},
  title = {APPENDIX: {They} “{Do} {Not} {Need} {Rest} {Like} {Humans}”:
    {RT} {Debuts} {AI-Generated} “{Journalists}”},
  journal = {InfoEpi Lab},
  date = {2024-06-29},
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  langid = {en}
For attribution, please cite this work as:
Li, E. Rosalie. 2024. “APPENDIX: They ‘Do Not Need Rest Like Humans’: RT Debuts AI-Generated ‘Journalists’.” InfoEpi Lab, June.