Twitter bans fake celebrity porn videos, accounts
San Francisco, Feb 7 : Denouncing the posting of deepfakes -- fake porn videos of celebrities created with a machine learning algorithm -- Twitter has booted out the makers and consumers of such content on the platfrom.
As a part of the drive, Twitter also suspended @mydeepfakes -- an account that posts deepfakes on the platform.
Unlike Facebook and Instagram, Twitter's media policy allows adult content in tweets as long as they are marked as "sensitive content", but Twitter's intimate media policy would rule out most deepfakes, as they are generally done without permission from the targets.
Social app Discord, short video hosting company Gfycat and adult content website Pornhub have all announced that they would not tolerate nonconsensual porn on their platforms -- and specifically deepfakes.
Meanwhile, the deepfakes subreddit, where all of this started, currently has 90,000 subscribers, the report added.