r/deepfakes, the bigger implications of fake celeb porn, and Chloe Kim is all of America summed up in a single Winter Olympian

Feb 20, 2018, 01:23 AM

Last week, one of Reddit's newest and most exciting new subs got banned. RIP r/deepfakes, the once home to an Internet-wide attempt to put Nicolas Cage in every movie ever made, turned into every 15-35 year-old dude's treasure trove to their favorite celebrity's fake convincing fake porn leak. Initially, it was just a rogue computing sub where savvy AI enthusiasts could learn how to use Google's TensorFlow tech to do some extremely convincing face swaps, but like all things, people found a way to use it for Porn, taking this lone Subreddit for mere thousands to around 90k subscribers, and mainstream notoriety as the world's latest controversial attempt to see celebrities naked (Fappening pt. 3?) Now, facing no shortage of complicated philosophical conundrums, both Reddit and Pornhub have banned Deepfakes, but we at DYR think the implications of this ban are much deeper than any fake of Emma Watson you can imagine. Good pun? No not really. Good conversation? Absolutely. This episode sponsored by Hamburger Shmelcher and porn.