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

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Image hosting platform Gfycat followed suit, removing "objectionable" GIFs from the site.

For those of you not up-to-date with the latest online pornographic trends - perhaps you prefer leafing through the sticky pages of a faithful grot mag instead - deepfakes is the name given to porn videos that use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to essentially swap the faces of porn stars with celebrities.

But critics have condemned the videos as tantamount to revenge porn - an accusation which appears to have stuck. After gaining notoriety they quickly spread across a number of popular websites, including social networking giants and chat applications such as Discord. But even beyond the porn angle, the machine learning technology that makes these kind of manipulated videos work will only grow more sophisticated over time, making it even harder for internet-goers to determine what's real and what's fabricated.

Reddit updated its rules to ban both "depictions that have been faked" as well as the posting of images "for the specific goal of faking explicit content or soliciting "lookalike" pornography".

In a statement to Mashable, Twitter confirmed that deepfakes violate its policy against posting "intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent". The practice is obviously done without the celebrity's consent, leading many opponents of the videos to classify them in the same league as revenge porn. In addition, Reddit now also bans the posting of images "for the specific goal of faking explicit content or soliciting "lookalike" pornography", according to its updated rules. "We have investigated these servers and shut them down immediately".

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Para el tribunal, la mayor parte de la responsabilidad debe caer en Park y Choi, ya que fue su colusión la que obligó a los grandes conglomerados a proporcionar los sobornos.

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'.

'We will also suspend any account dedicated to posting this type of content, ' the spokesperson added.

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

Despite the promises, reports suggest that deepfakes-style videos are still slipping through the cracks.

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