trolls flooded X with graphic Taylor Swift AI fakes
Overtly sexy AI-generated fake images of famous singer Taylor Swift have flooded X (formerly Twitter) over the past day. This is a clear example of the spread of fake pornography created by artificial intelligence. This is reported by The Verge.
The term “Taylor Swift AI” became popular in various regions, with one post on X receiving over 45 million views, 24,000 reposts, and hundreds of thousands of likes and saves before it was eventually deleted. And the account of the verified user who shared the images was suspended for violating the platform policy. The publication was available on the platform for about 17 hours.
But when users began discussing the viral post, the images began to spread and were reposted on other accounts. Many of them are still available, and since then there has been a flood of new graphic fakes.
As reported by 404 Media, the images come from a Telegram group where users share candid images of women created by artificial intelligence, often using Microsoft Designer.
Users in the group reportedly joked about how Swift’s images went viral on X.
Taylor Swift fans have been spamming the platform to remove blatant fakes, and are criticizing X for allowing many of the posts to remain available. Although X’s policy on publishing synthetic and manipulated media and nudity without consent expressly prohibits such content from being posted on the platform.
So fans of the singer filled the hashtags used to spread the fake AI images with ads for real clips of Swift performing to cover up the outright fakes.
taylor swift ai (clog the search) / we NEED to protect women from stuff like this
— may ⸆⸉ IS ON STRIKE! 🇵🇸 (@midnightsabs) January 25, 2024
Representatives of Taylor Swift have not yet commented on the situation.
Some AI image generators have restrictions that prevent the creation of nude, pornographic and photorealistic images of celebrities, but many other tools do not explicitly offer such a service.
The responsibility to prevent the spread of fake images often falls on social platforms. However, this can be difficult to do, especially for a company like X that has exhausted its moderation capabilities.
The EU is currently investigating allegations against X that the social network is being used to “spread illegal content and disinformation”, particularly about the Israel-Hamas war.
ProIT previously reported that access to content on Facebook and Instagram will be restricted to teenagers.
We also told about a major Telegram update with 11 new features.
As a reminder, data privacy laws in the EU created such a problem for Meta that it introduced a subscription fee to circumvent them.