Explicit deepfake images featuring Taylor Swift have circulated online, prompting concerns and calls for legislative action. The White House expressed alarm and emphasized the role of social media companies in enforcing rules against the spread of such misinformation.
Swift’s fanbase, known as “Swifties,” launched a counteroffensive, flooding the platform with positive images. Reality Defender, a deepfake-detecting group, reported a surge in non-consensual explicit material, primarily on X.
The incident highlights the challenges of addressing explicit deepfakes, with researchers noting an increase in such content in recent years.