Recently, a disturbing incident happened on X (formerly known as Twitter), where AI-generated pictures of Taylor Swift went viral on the platform.
When X users searched for her name after the photos went public, they met with an error notice. In response, X said, “We prioritize safety on this issue, so this is a temporary action that is done with extreme caution.”
The false photos featured Taylor Swift in sexual positions during a Kansas City Chiefs game with her boyfriend Travis Kelce. Swift’s devoted followers stood up for her and advised others not to spread the false pictures. According to the Daily Mail, Swift is allegedly “furious” and may take legal action over this disrespectful use of AI-generated content.
The Daily Mail was informed by an insider that “legal action is being considered, but one thing is certain: These false, AI-generated images are abusive, offensive, exploitative, and were posted without Taylor’s knowledge or consent.” The insider also stated that the Twitter account that originally posted the images has since closed. Astonishingly, the social networking site allowed them to exist in the initial situation.
Swift hasn’t officially addressed the media, but her supporters showered support on X with encouraging remarks to stop the spread of these “deepfakes.” Discussions over the necessity of laws to stop the production and distribution of such phony photos without permission were sparked after this incident.
The White House issued additional remarks on the matter, voicing alarm and supporting legislative measures that protect those who are harassed online. Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, said now it’s the alarming nature of the situation and the Lawmakers need to take legislative action to address these challenges.