Incident 641: Nonconsensual Deepfake Porn of Bobbi Althoff Spreads Rapidly on X

Description: Nonconsensual deepfake pornography of Bobbi Althoff, which had been in circulation for six months, is reported to have suddenly gone viral on X, jumping from around 178,000 views to 6.5 million views over a matter of hours. In addition to the harm to Althoff, this incident also spotlights X's role in distributing AI-generated nonconsensual porn due to alleged lax moderation.


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Alleged: Unnamed deepfake creators developed an AI system deployed by X (Twitter) and Unnamed deepfake creators, which harmed Bobbi Althoff.

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

Althoff, a successful TikTok creator-turned-…

Bobbi Althoff Breaks Her Silence On Deepfake Masturbation Video · 2024
Leena Nasir post-incident response

Bobbi Althoff broke her silence after a deepfake masturbation video using her likeness began trending on social media.

Althoff, famous for “The Really Good Podcast,” took to social media, filming a selfie video to set fans straight by clari…

Bobbi Althoff responds after trending for deepfake “leaks” · 2024
Michael Gwilliam post-incident response

As more and more celebrities are having private videos of them leaked to the public there’s also been a rise of deepfakes at the same time.

Just one month after deepfakes of Taylor Swift went viral on X, Bobbi Althoff was targeted by AI-gen…

Podcaster Bobbi Althoff insists graphic viral video is fake, AI-generated: ‘Sorry to disappoint’ · 2024
Nicki Cox post-incident response

Bobbi Althoff is the latest victim of X-rated, AI-generated content being shared online.

The TikToker-turned-podcast host took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday to clear the air after someone edited her face onto a now-viral video of a wo…

People call for action as fake Bobbi Althoff 'leaked' x-rated AI deepfake goes viral · 2024
Emily Brown post-incident response

Althoff appears to have become the latest victim in the disturbing new trend of deepfake leaks, which involves a person's face being digitally manipulated on to another person's body.

At just 26-year-old, Althoff has risen to fame in recent…

Bobbi Althoff Reacts to ‘Leaked’ NSFW Video, Speaks Out After Going Viral for Deepfake Clip · 2024
Just Jared post-incident response

Bobbi Althoff is reacting after a NSFW video surfaced, purporting to be her – but she’s calling it out as fake.

The deepfake video superimposes what appears to be the 26-year-old Internet star’s face onto a woman who is masturbating on a be…

Bobbi Althoff deepfake spotlights X’s role as a top source of AI porn · 2024

When posters on message boards for AI-generated pornography began circulating deepfake videos of the comedian Bobbi Althoff, the clips reached a relatively muted audience, gaining 178,000 views over the last six months.

Then someone posted …

Podcaster Bobbi Althoff is the latest target of explicit deepfakes · 2024

American podcast host Bobbi Althoff, 26, is the latest target of a disturbing new trend of non-consensual deepfakes.

"Hate to disappoint you all, but the reason I'm trending is 100% not me & is definitely AI generated," the popular podcaste…

Podcast host Bobbi Althoff says explicit video leaked on social media is AI-generated deepfake · 2024

Podcast host Bobbi Althoff took to Instagram on Wednesday to address a sexually explicit video trending on X and other corners of the internet, writing, “The reason I’m trending is 100% not me and is definitely AI-generated.”

The 26-year-ol…

Podcaster Bobbi Althoff Addresses Nude AI Deepfake Drama · 2024
Matt Young post-incident response

Podcast host Bobbi Althoff expressed her shock and disgust over a sexually graphic apparent AI deepfake featuring her likeness that turned heads and began trending on Twitter this week.

Taking to her Instagram Story on Wednesday, the 26-yea…

Bobbi Althoff Shuts Down Explicit Video as 'AI' Deepfake · 2024
Elise Nelson post-incident response

Podcaster Bobbi Althoff has shut down rumors that an explicit viral video that appears to show her masturbating was real, calling it an “AI-generated” deepfake.

“Hate to disappoint you all, but the reason I’m trending is 100% not me & is de…

Bobbi Althoff AI Deepfake Scandal: X Struggles with Enforcement · 2024
Samantha Dunn post-incident response

A fake sexually explicit video featuring podcast host Bobbi Althoff has become a viral sensation on the social media platform X, challenging the platform's ability to enforce its own rules against such content.

Despite X's stated policies, …


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