AI-generated image of Tom Cruise using Midjourney is shared as his real photo with his stunt doubles.


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The Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is all set for the release of his next film ‘Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One’. Meanwhile, a photo of three men in white shirts is being circulated on social media platforms as a real photo.

Lakshmi R Iyer, a Film Maker shared this photo mentioning that it is Tom Cruise’s stunt doubles at the wrap party of Mission Impossible 7. Some of the media outlets including Republic World are seen reporting about the viral photo after her tweet.

This photo is shared with the claim that Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is with his stunt doubles. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When searching with relevant keywords we found that the viral photo is not real but an AI-generated one. The viral photo is found posted among a set of photos on the official Facebook group of Midjourney by a Facebook user a few days back. The post asks to give credit to the original creator or Midjourney if someone intends to copy and paste the photos on their website or their FB. Midjourney is stated as the platform where all these images are created.

Therefore, all the images posted by Facebook user Ong Hui Woo on the Midjourney Facebook group are created using Midjourney and are not real. Another image of a drone mobile toilet created using Midjourney is shared as real recently and Youturn fact-checked and published an article on the same.

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Midjourney AI is an independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species. It is mentioned on their website that they are a small self-funded team focused on design, human infrastructure, and AI.

There were several instances where images created with Artificial Intelligence (AI) went viral thinking the images to be true. YouTurn fact-checked some of them and published articles on the same which can be read here.


It is found that an AI-generated image using Midjourney is shared as a real photo with the claim that Tom Cruise is with his stunt doubles.

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