Twitter and Pornhub are the Latest Platforms to Ban AI-Generated Celebrity Porn

By Tom Pritchard on at

If you've paying attention to porn news over the past couple of months, you'll know all about Deepfakes - AI-generated fake celebrity porn that stitches celebrity faces onto porn stars in existing videos. The tools first appeared back in December, but have now been made public with a growing community developing new fake videos.

Both Discord and Gyfycat have already started removing Deepfakes videos from their platforms, and they're joined by Twitter and Pornhub.

Pornhub has revealed that Deepfakes videos are banned because it considers them non-consensual, something it doesn't allow on its site. Telling Motherboard:

We do not tolerate any nonconsensual content on the site and we remove all said content as soon as we are made aware of it. Nonconsensual content directly violates our TOS [terms of service] and consists of content such as revenge porn, deepfakes or anything published without a person’s consent or permission.

Twitter has also confirmed that it will be removing Deepfakes content, and will be suspending accounts caught distributing it. That includes accounts where the videos originate, and any of the ones designed to distribute the fake videos.

The only real holdout right now is Reddit, where the r/deepfakes community has over 91,000 subscribers at the time of writing. Some content has been removed, but so far the community as a whole doesn't seem to be going anywhere. While the community's rules forbid sharing videos of non-celebrities or anyone under the age of 18, and there's even a thread criticising those trying to buy and sell new videos. But it seems anything else goes, with videos of people like Emma Watson and Taylor Swift being shared.

It's not all porn, though, and there's at least one video where someone replaced the face of Jared Leto's Joker with Tommy Wiseau from The Room.

Right now there are worrying implications for the future, seeing as how it's become far easier for people to produce fake videos showing whatever they want. If Donald Trump can declare professionally recorded video of him saying stupid things as fake news, imagine how he'll react when he hears about this. [Motherboard (1, 2) via The Next Web]


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