Pornhub Twitter Crack Down on AIGenerated Erotica

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Twitter and Pornhub are the latest Internet platforms to shun “deepfakes”—faux celebrity porn videos created by artificial intelligence.Late last year, clips simulating Gal Gadot, Maisie Williams, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, and Taylor Swift surfaced online.Most are easy to spot as forgeries (though I admittedly had trouble finding flaws in the now-deleted Gadot tape). And all were created using easily accessible materials and an open-source code that anyone with an understanding of deep learning algorithms can operate.Famous faces aren’t the only ones appearing in these so-called deepfakes: People are using the free, user-friendly FakeApp program to add friends, acquaintances, exes, and classmates to pornos—without permission.Last month, Discord shut down a chat group used to share such pornographic videos, classified by the service as revenge porn.“Non-consensual pornography warrants an instant shut down on the servers whenever we identify it, as well as permanent ban on the users,” a company representative told Business Insider. “We have investigated these servers and shut them down immediately.”Image hosting platform Gfycat followed suit, removing “objectionable” GIFs from the site.Now, more popular programs are jumping on the bandwagon.“We will suspend any account we identify as the original poster of intimate media that has been produced or distributed without the subject’s consent,” Twitter told Motherboard this week. “We will also suspend any account dedicated to posting this type of content.”Pornhub, meanwhile, promised to ban these videos “as soon as we are made aware” of them.“We officially took a hard stance against revenge porn, which we believe is a form of sexual assault, and introduced a submission form for the easy removal of non-consensual content,” Pornhub VP Corey Price said in a statement emailed to Geek.“Non-consensual 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,” the company said.Despite its proclamations, the database is reportedly still “loaded” with deepfakes, according to Motherboard. As of Tuesday, reporter Samantha Cole was able to “easily find dozens” of phony videos by simply searching for the term “deepfakes” or a celebrity name.Twitter did not respond to Geek’s request for comment.NVIDIA recently developed a way of producing photo-quality, AI-generated human profiles—by using famous famous. Like this new wave of deepfake erotica, this approach opens the door to fraudulent scandals and possible lawsuits.Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Feb. 8 with comment from Pornhub.center_img Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrPornhub Credits Government Shutdown For Traffic Increase last_img