New research shows an alarming surge in the creation of so-called deepfake videos, with the number online almost doubling in the last nine months. While much of the concern about deepfakes has centred on their use for political purposes, the evidence is that pornography, including revenge and fake celebrity porn, accounts for an overwhelming majority of 95% of the clips.
There are nearly 14,700 deepfake videos — and counting — on the internet, according to a recent tally by a startup that builds technology to spot this kind of AI-manipulated content. And nearly all of them are porn. https://t.co/1RSqck6FPS
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