Deepfakes: For now women are the main victim, not democracy

While the 2020 US presidential elections have lawmakers on edge over AI-generated fake videos, a new study by Netherlands-based deepfake-detection outfit Deeptrace shows that the main victims today are women. Reddit, the site where the term deepfake was coined, in early 2018 banned deepfake porn or ‘involuntary porn’, which largely relies on generative adversarial networks (GANs) to insert the face of a woman into existing pornographic material.

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