Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes – Issues with Terminology and the Incorrect Labelling of Deepfakes

In 2017, Motherboard journalist, Samantha Cole, was first to report on deepfakes in her article ‘AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked’. Cole reported on a Reddit user called ‘deepfakes’ who had, in his words, ‘found a clever … Continue reading Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes – Issues with Terminology and the Incorrect Labelling of Deepfakes

Whoopi victim blaming Bella Thorne on intimate images is dangerous and harmful

Whoopi Goldberg is making headlines for victim blaming actress Bella Thorne for taking intimate images of herself. Thorne recently took to Twitter after being threatened by a hacker with her intimate images. Thorne posted her intimate images on Twitter to … Continue reading Whoopi victim blaming Bella Thorne on intimate images is dangerous and harmful

Senate Passes Civil Penalty Regime to Combat Image-Based Abuse

Today the Senate passed the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017 with some surprising, significant amendments. This Bill is part of the Australian Government’s efforts to combat image-based sexual abuse, and was developed from a public … Continue reading Senate Passes Civil Penalty Regime to Combat Image-Based Abuse

Proposed Commonwealth Civil Penalties for Image-Based Abuse

The Commonwealth Government has introduced a bill, the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017, aimed at prohibiting and deterring persons and content hosts from sharing intimate images without consent. Under the proposed law, individuals who post, or threaten … Continue reading Proposed Commonwealth Civil Penalties for Image-Based Abuse

Image-Based Abuse: The Phenomenon of Digitally Manipulated Images

Image-based abuse, colloquially referred to as ‘revenge porn’ (‘revenge porn’ is a misnomer) is an umbrella term. It refers to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Contrary to popular belief, there is much more to image-based abuse than the textbook ‘revenge … Continue reading Image-Based Abuse: The Phenomenon of Digitally Manipulated Images