Twitter bans 'deepfakes,' the new fake celebrity porn craze

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But the tools are being used to create media without the subject's consent, which is not only poor form to say the least, but could also damage the person's reputation and significantly propagate the spread of fake news and online bullying.

And, as Motherboard notes, people today are constantly uploading photos of themselves to various social media platforms, meaning someone could use such a technique to harass someone they know.

Reddit is calling these "deepfaked" videos involuntary pornography, and it has just banned the Deefakes subreddit that was sharing them. Additionally, do not post images or video of another person for the specific objective of faking explicit content or soliciting "lookalike" pornography. The company told Motherboard that it's investigating and banning accounts that are either the original posters of AI-edited videos or are accounts dedicated to posting these types of clips.

Pornhub said on Tuesday that it would ban the deepfakes videos, saying they fall under the category of non-consensual porn.

A spokesperson said: "We do not tolerate any non-consensual content on the site and we remove all said content as soon as we are made aware of it".

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'We encourage anyone who encounters this issue to visit our content removal page so they can officially make a request, ' Price added.

"Nonconsensual content directly violates our [terms of service] and consists of content such as revenge porn, deepfakes or anything published without a person's consent or permission", Pornhub, the world's largest website for porn content, told Mashable, as it has moved to block deepfakes.

However, a cursory Google search shows that the site has numerous deepfakes videos that are still live on the site.

Despite Pornhub's statement, deepfakes are still widely available on its site, either by searching a celebrity's name or simply inputting "deepfakes".

The fight against "deepfake" porn now has another enemy: Twitter.

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