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Samantha Cole
the creator of deepnude shut down the app, after 's report on it—his servers were crushed by the traffic, but he ultimately had a crisis of conscience about how people were using his creation:
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Samantha Cole Jun 27
Replying to @motherboard
we saw this happen with deepfakes, too: when we reported on that tech, a lot of people were (rightfully) worried that we were amplifying yet-unheard of harm. but suddenly, under all that scrutiny, this little hobby isn't so much fun anymore.
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Samantha Cole Jun 27
Replying to @motherboard
after deepfakes broke, each of the biggest social platforms were forced to rethink their rules on revenge porn and misinformation. retroactively, hateful and harmful communities were taken down, too. this is never the *goal* but it's something we do think a lot about.
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Samantha Cole Jun 27
Replying to @motherboard
DeepNude's creator was basically preparing to run a press circuit on this. he approached editors. he was on reddit, urging people to try, and share. setting the tone as early as possible—that this exists, and is potentially deeply harmful—is often really crucial.
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Samantha Cole Jun 27
Replying to @samleecole
anyway I'm done threading, this page is pleasing to see, that is all
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adam koebel Jun 27
What an arrogant piece of shit “the world isn’t ready for DeepNude” no it’s unethical you garbage bag.
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Kelly Ellis Jun 27
Lol at the statement "the probability that people will misuse it is too high" as if it isn't the case that EVERY USE OF IT IS MISUSE
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The Abominable Snowblower Jun 27
“How did it go so wrong?? I had a dream of people innocently creating fake nudes. Why must this world corrupt even the purest of intentions?”
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wishes he was @ derbycon Jun 27
I was hoping it was hacktivism
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Jack Brighton Jun 27
Replying to @weems @samleecole and 2 others
Sure, but it was so that's pretty awesome
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wishes he was @ derbycon Jun 27
“The world is not yet ready for deepnude” he says as if he’s hoping for it and doesn’t see why anyone might have a issue with such a piece of software
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troy farah Jun 27
samantha, you are probably told this a lot, but the work you do is really, really important. thank you.
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Bruno Zupan Jun 27
Replying to @samleecole
"the world is not yet ready for DeepNude" no, and it will never be. ffs, these people...
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Roy Jun 27
Crisis of conscience OR lawsuits were coming in. Glad it’s gone either way.
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Chase L.R. Jun 27
That’s great that you got these results, but you guys haven’t addressed the fact that you posted fakes nudes without the consent of the subjects. Not trying to be a dick, but I don’t see what was heroic about that aspect of the piece.
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Phil_Garner Jun 28
Irony: Had no one posted ANYTHING (Pro or Con) about this, a lot less people would have known. Sad fact: Once something is posted on the internet with ANY attention, its then in the wild. All of the attentions just spreads it. Mission Accomplished Twitter.
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🏳️‍🌈Двач 🌈 Jun 27
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