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Deepfake video: 96% is porn and puts women at risk

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At the moment there are 14,678 deepfake videos on the web, and 96% are porns that have involuntary famous actresses as protagonists

Deepfake videos are invading the web. Fake video indeed, false, fake, fake. Generated by artificial intelligence, they seem real, but in reality they are "built" and are increasingly becoming a threat. The algorithms behind this artificial intelligence receive large amounts of data, such as photos of a person's face or audio samples of their voice.

And the phenomenon becomes more frightening if at the expense are for women batteries, protagonists of this notorious trend. Famous women and politicians, but in a small minority. This was stated by Deeptrace, a portal created to protect fake videos and which creates a highly disturbing report on the problems caused to people affected by this phenomenon.

Deepfake: what they are and why they are dangerous

The computer security company based in the Netherlands says that 96% of deepfake online videos are porn and have received over 134 million views. But what is important to note is how much all porn videos feature female subjects.

Danielle Citron, professor of law at the University of Boston and author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, told the company that deepfakes are used as a weapon against women.

"Deepfake technology is armed against women by inserting their faces into porn. terrifying, embarrassing, humiliating and silencing.Deep sex videos tell people that their bodies are not theirs and can make it difficult to stay online, find or keep a job and feel safe".

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According to research at the moment there are on the web 14,678 deepfake videos, and 96% constituted from porn who have like involuntary protagonists famous actresses. The use with political characters, which made these videos famous also in Italy, is not yet widespread. However, the report has recorded a 75% increase in the number of videos compared to 2018. "Deepfake pornography is a phenomenon that affects almost exclusively women".

Deeptrace also states that there are now several apps, online markets and services that help you create deepfake in minutes. So, even if someone is not technically fluent, he can pay a couple of dollars and get a fake video in minutes. The rise of the phenomenon starts to worry.