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Reddit bans 'Deepfakes' subreddit, the home of the fake Witcher porn

Reddit bans 'Deepfakes' subreddit, the home of the fake Witcher porn

The practice of creating deepfakes was popularized a year ago by an anonymous Reddit user called deepfakes who posted fake hardcore porn videos featuring the faces of Gal Gadot, Taylor Swift and other celebrities. The policy calls out anything posted for the "specific goal of faking explicit content or soliciting "lookalike" pornography". The decision was spurred by the rise of "deepfakes", a new kind of machine-learning-powered porn video where celebrities' faces are seamlessly pasted onto the bodies of porn performers.

While some redditors made an attempt to separate the technology behind deepfakes from the content-and that group will certainly be upset about the demise of the deepfakes subreddit-the app was mostly being used to produce porn. Videos placing Nicolas Cage in famous movies have made the rounds on the Reddit.

Reddit has implemented a new site-wide update regarding "rules against involuntary pornography and sexual or suggestive content involving minors", a Reddit moderator wrote. In a statement to press, Reddit stated firmly that "Communities focused on this content and users who post such content will be banned from the site". "These policies were previously combined in a single rule; they will now be broken out into two distinct ones", an administrator said in an announcement on Reddit.

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In late-January, Motherboard reported that another Reddit user named deepfakeapp had created a FakeApp, an application that put deepfake technology into a user-friendly package, allowing people who lack the technical chops to create face-swap porn with relative ease. It's nice to see platforms like Reddit and Twitter, which historically haven't been super great about swiftly banning problematic content, taking a stand against something this potentially harmful. "For other situations, we take them on a case-by-case basis and take context into account". The toothpaste is out of the tube; the availability of deepfake-creating tools makes it hard to stop the videos from being made altogether.

"This community has been banned", the subreddit page now reads. Its ancillary subreddits were significantly smaller - the one for collecting NSFW deepfake images had around 23,000 subscribers, for instance.

It's important to note that Reddit isn't banning deepfakes completely but just the porn side of it. That includes Gfycat, Discord, and recently Pornhub, which said that deepfakes imagery counted as nonconsensual pornography.


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