Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Twitter bans fake celebrity accounts and porn videos

Pornhub Officially Bans Emerging Genre Of AI Sex Videos Twitter bans fake celebrity accounts and porn videos
Theresa Hayes | 08 February, 2018, 04:46

It might not matter whether Twitter can actually get rid of deepfakes posters, though. In a statement published on the site, one Reddit administrator explained that the company has implemented new site-wide rules specifically against such content, whereas before those rules were part of a larger single policy covering multiple facets of unacceptable content.

'Reddit strives to be a welcoming, open platform for all by trusting our users to maintain an environment that cultivates genuine conversation, ' a Reddit spokesperson told Dailymail.

Twitter and Pornhub made similar announcements regarding the fake porn videos. They raise issues around porn studios copyrights, celebrities' rights to control how their likenesses are used, and "revenge porn" laws that ban non-consensual posting of sexual images.

Twitter says that these face swaps violate the company's "intimate media" policy, which bans any sexually explicit photos or videos produced or shared without someone's consent. "We will also suspend any account dedicated to posting this type of content".

Twitter is the latest website to crack down on "deepfakes", porn videos that use machine learning to put celebrities' faces onto porn performers' nude bodies.

Now, AI-assisted porn is spreading all over Reddit, thanks to an easy-to-use app that can be downloaded directly to your desktop computer, to Motherboard. On Wednesday, the social platform shut down r/deepfakes and r/deepfakeNSFW, two popular hubs for the fake videos, which use algorithmic software to create virtual pornography depicting the likeness of unwilling participants.

Twitter has also announced it's to crack down on "deepfakes". As we saw with Gfycat and PornHub, an official ban and a few suspended accounts could be enough to send celebrity porn producers to a website with looser rules.

The firm said that, in general, when users flag content that directly violates Pornhub's terms of service, it's 'removed as soon as we are made aware of it'.