Fake sexually explicit video of podcast host Bobbi Althoff trends on X despite violating platform’s rules

February 22, 2024

A fake sexually explicit video of podcast host Bobbi Althoff spread rapidly on X Tuesday afternoon, adding to the platform’s recent challenges in cracking down on deepfakes of female celebrities. Sexually explicit deepfakes like the one targeting Althoff often take the form of a stolen pornographic video where the original adult performer’s face is “swapped” with the victim’s face. X has in recent weeks become a breeding ground for nonconsensual deepfakes following the viral spread in January of digitally created, sexually explicit images of Taylor Swift. Oh noted that the deepfake video of Althoff posted to X on Tuesday has since migrated to Reddit, too. Some verified accounts on X often use manipulated media to build sizable followings and then make money by promoting cryptocurrencies or other products.

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