The social media generation, in love with Hitler. A speech translated by artificial intelligence went viral on X

Tens of millions of users of Elon Musk's social media site X have watched two disturbing AI-translated clips from Adolf Hitler's 1939 Reichstag speech, the Daily Mail reports.

Hitler's wax statue at Madame Tussauds PHOTO SHUTTERSTOCK

But the videos – in which the dictator can be heard, via AI-generated English, calling for the “annihilation of the Jewish race” – have been met with a range of positive reactions.

“Did globalist psychopaths falsely demonize Hitler as they are trying to demonize Putin?”one user replied under the video. “So it seems”. Many X users sympathized with Hitler and his views on Jews in 1939.

The viral moment, enabled by Musk's X platform, follows a recent surge of interest among Gen Z TikTokers in Osama Bin Laden's defense of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Some social theorists have attributed this shift in attitude toward the authoritarian rhetoric of America's historical enemies to a major generational shift.

“It's been a few generations since the previous period of troubled times. The elites forget that and start reconfiguring the economy in ways that favor themselves. The question is whether there will be an outbreak of macroviolence”Peter Turchin, ecologist turned historian, recently told the Financial Times.

“I'm Beginning to Think We've Lost World War II”a user with a verified X account commented about the AI-generated clip.

“These people seem to care about their country above all else”another wrote.

Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, set out to eliminate the Jews of Europe, as well as other perceived enemies of Nazi Germany. His anti-Semitism led to the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were killed.

In response to the translated clips, many accounts, operated by humans or bots, shared links to the neo-Nazi film “Europa: The Last Battle” (2017).

The program used to generate the videos was created by voice-cloning startup ElevenLabs, according to Wired, a lab that caught the attention of authorities when its technology was used to generate calls impersonating President Joe Biden.

Reactions to the videos came from users across the ideological spectrum, with many stepping in to denounce the racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric of AI-generated Hitler and those promoting it on the platform.

“The man who said he'll never marry Taylor Swift because she's too old and that makes (Travis) Kelce gay is the same guy promoting AI-generated Hitler speech”wrote cybersecurity researcher @SwiftOnSecurity, referring to right-wing troll Owen Benjamin.

“This is both fascinating and terrifying, revealing the minds of history's monsters”another user posted.

A letter from Osama bin Laden has gone viral on TikTok

Faced with a similar situation in recent months, the TikTok platform took action against users promoting a letter written by Osama Bin Laden regarding the 9/11 atrocities and vowed to remove any content that mentioned it.

“The content promoting this letter clearly violates our rules on supporting any form of terrorism. We are proactively and aggressively removing this content and investigating how it ended up on our platform.” posted TikTokPolicy on X, formerly Twitter.

The video sharing platform claims that the number of videos on TikTok is “small” and “trend reports (on) the platform are inaccurate.”

Bin Laden's letter arrived on the social video platform through a translation published in tandem with a 2002 article in The Guardian.

As the link to the letter was widely re-shared, hundreds of TikTokers began uploading clips in response, appearing to mistake the hateful rant for a sample of intellectual thought.

Amid the TikTok shares, the publication later removed the translation of the 9/11 mastermind's letter, with the agency explaining to that it had been shared “without its original context.”

The Guardian did not clarify why it linked the current conflict in the Middle East to a letter from Bin Laden that is more than 20 years old.

Despite The Guardian's efforts, the letter continued to circulate on X. But Reddit blocked it.

The letter was originally posted alongside an article explaining that the original version was in Arabic – on a website used by al-Qaeda to “disseminate messages” and “was sent to hundreds of subscribers to a list of e-mail addresses mail coordinated by Mohammed al-Massari, the dissident from Saudi Arabia residing in Great Britain.'

The message added that the US government was included in the list.

The various popular TikTok videos linked to the letter contain no context about Bin Laden the jihadist, whose followers have slaughtered thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, or his support for some of the most oppressive political regimes imaginable.