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Infotainment January 29, 2024

Fake online images of Taylor Swift alarm White House

The White House expressed alarm over the proliferation of fake explicit images of pop singer Taylor Swift on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter). The deepfake images, including nonconsensual material, were viewed millions of times before some were taken down. Reality Defender, a deepfake-detecting group, tracked the spread of such content. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre emphasized the need for social media companies to enforce their rules to prevent misinformation and nonconsensual imagery. Congress was urged to consider legislative action. X and Meta-owned Facebook are actively removing identified images, and Meta strongly condemned the content. Researchers note the rise of explicit deepfakes, often disproportionately affecting women, with AI technology making their production more accessible. A previous report highlighted the prevalence of these images targeting Hollywood actors and South Korean K-pop singers.

Source – CGTN

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