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AI-generated fake videos, known as deepfakes, are used to harass, intimidate, demean, undermine, and destabilize women.


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Gender-based Violence

Deepfakes are becoming more common (and convincing) and women are being disproportionately affected by them, as seen through deepfake porn. Sensity AI's 2019 research revealed deepfake videos were growing rapidly, doubling over a period of seven months to 14,678, with 96% concerning reputation attacks to public figures in the form of falsified adult material. Websites considered in the analysis received over 134 million views, and the most common victims' countries of origin are the US, the UK, South Korea, Canada, and India. Another Sensity AI report outlines an investigation into an underground deepfake bot embedded in Telegram chatrooms was used to synthesize fake naked photos of approximately 104,000 women, using their social media profile pictures without their knowledge. An estimated 70% of the victims are private individuals. The evidence indicates that the bot had over 100,000 users overall, 70% of whom appeared to be Russian speaking.

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