A Jacob Elordi X-rated deepfake involving a minor goes viral

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Actor Jacob Elordi has become the latest victim of explicit deepfake technology, with a video featuring his digitally superimposed face circulating online.

On Monday night, a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) surfaced, showcasing an explicit video of a person masturbating with Elordi's face superimposed on the figure. The post, which violated X's community guidelines, has since been removed. However, before its removal, the video was viewed over 3 million times, as reported by NBC News.

Social media users and NBC News were quick to point out that the individual in the video lacked Elordi's distinctive birthmarks, indicating that the video was fake. Adding another layer to the controversy, X user @mentallyillgus, a content creator on the platform OnlyFans, claimed the video was originally of him. He stated that he was only 17 years old when the video was made, raising serious legal and ethical concerns about its distribution. “That's literally my video lmao deep fake is getting creepy,” he wrote, acknowledging the troubling nature of the situation.

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Elordi is not alone in facing such digital violations. Earlier this month, Megan Thee Stallion dealt with similar issues, while explicit images of Taylor Swift became so rampant online in January that the platform temporarily made her name unsearchable to protect her image and likeness.

The incident has drawn attention from even the highest levels of government. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed alarm over the misuse of technology in this manner and urged Congress to consider legislative action to address the issue.

These incidents underscore the growing concern over deepfake technology and its potential for misuse, particularly in creating explicit content without consent. Steps to mitigate such actions are increasingly necessary to protect individuals' digital identities and personal images.


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