Around , women had their photos uploaded to a bot, on the WhatsApp-like text messaging app Telegram, which were then used to generate computer-generated fake nudes of them without their knowledge or consent, researchers revealed on Tuesday. The text messaging service Telegram was used to generate and share these fake nudes. The report found that users interacting with these bots were mainly creating fake nudes of women they know from images taken from social media, which is then shared and traded on other Telegram channels. According to the report, the bots received significant advertising on the Russian social media website VK. The fake nudes of these women were generated using photos that were either taken from social media or private material.
Bot Generated Fake Nudes Of Over 100,000 Women Without Their Knowledge, Says Report
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New Delhi: In worrying news and a gross violation of privacy, fake naked photographs of thousands of women are being created from their social media pictures and shared online, without their knowledge it consent. According to a report by BuzzFeed, a newly invented Artificial Intelligence bot is being used by a Telegram network to create fake nude images of women. Notably, this process only works on photographs of women. The tool allows its users to create deepfake, computer-generated image, wherein clothes are digitally removed from pictures of women by a software known as DeepNude.
This Horrifying App Undresses a Photo of Any Woman With a Single Click
Over , women have no idea their photos were uploaded to a bot on the messaging app Telegram to produce photo-realistic simulated nude images without their knowledge or consent, according to tech researchers. The tool allows people to create a deepfake, a computer-generated image, of a victim from a single photo. A small number of these victims appeared to be underage. The rest of the images were likely shared privately, researchers say. This harassment appears to be happening without the knowledge or consent of the photographed women, a vast majority of who are private citizens rather than celebrities or influencers.
You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. More than , women have had their clothes digitally removed from images.