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Scarlett Johansson speaks out about fake, COMPUTER-generated sex videos online

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Actress Scarlett Johansson is speaking out against fake AI-generated sex videos online.

“Avengers” star Scarlett Johansson is one of the many women and different stars, which already is the target of sex videos generated by the artificial intelligence.

In this “deepfake” clips, images of women’s faces — including those of Johansson, a 34 — super-imposed on pornographic videos and images.

The Washington Post reports that a “deepfake” video, in which Johansson’s face is visible has been viewed over 1.5 million times on a porn site only. The fake video is mistakenly referred to as “leaked” images.

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“Nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image or someone else on another body and make it look so eerily realistic as you want,” the actress told WaPo. “The fact is that if you are trying to protect yourself against the Internet and his depravity is, in fact, a lost cause … The Internet is a vast wormhole of the darkness that eats it.”

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Johansson is not the only celebrity to be subjected to “deepfakes” — “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is also subject to the. However, there is a strong difference in the way male and female celebrities’ images are used: Man, images of celebrities are not usually used for pornographic purposes, with a popular clip has Nicolas Cage’s face super-imposed on Donald Trump for humor, no excitement.

The legal protection for “deepfake” pornographic images and videos are limited.

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According to the Washington Post, The copyright laws that often protect subjects of revenge porn (including celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, who had nude photos stolen and published by a hacker) may not apply if the public images are used, because they fall under the First Amendment. What’s more, the origin of the deepfakes are often difficult to trace.

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However, lawyers told the outlet that online harassment, defamation, cyber harassment and revenge porn laws may be applicable, and if a deepfake image maker or the distributor of the identity is found, to cease and desists, identity theft laws and takedown notices can help.

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