Scarlett Johansson Deepfake XXX Videos Go Viral, Avengers: Endgame Actress Says It’s 'Fruitless' to Fight Against Fake Porn Footages
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When one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities says it’s ‘fruitless’ to fight against the cybercrime of deepfake (fake celebrity pornographic videos or revenge porn), one can understand how grim a situation is. We are talking about Scarlett Johannsson. As Avengers’ Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, she might beat mercenaries, spies, and even aliens to the pulp but in real life, the 34-year-old has given up on fighting deepfake XXX videos or fake AI-generated sex videos! The Avengers: Endgame star is not wrong as almost every day, fake porn videos with her face superimposed to it is created and shared on the internet. The online world is filled with ‘Scarlett Johannsson XXX video,’ ‘Scarlett Johannsson porn videos,’ ‘Scarlett Johannsson sex videos’ and what not! Fake Porn Videos Are Used as Blackmail: Deepfake Technology Makes it Easy to Create Doctored XXX Videos.

Speaking to The Washington Post, the Hollywood actress was quoted saying, “nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image.” Scarlett was speaking out about the danger of computer-generated “deepfakes,” in which women’s faces are inserted into explicit pornographic videos. Deepfake creators are using fake-porn videos to harass and humiliate women, and this is putting them at risk. And mind you, ‘everybody is a potential target.’

Scarlett who is Hollywood sex symbol (a tag she totally hates) is a victim of deepfake act regularly. One such fake sex video, described as real “leaked” footage, has been watched on a major pornographic website more than 1.5 million times. Calling the fightback 'basically a lost cause' and 'fruitless,' she had this to say in this full interview.

“Clearly this doesn’t affect me as much because people assume it’s not actually me in a porno, however demeaning it is. I think it’s a useless pursuit, legally, mostly because the internet is a vast wormhole of darkness that eats itself. There are far more disturbing things on the dark web than this, sadly. I think it’s up to an individual to fight for their own right to the their image, claim damages, etc. What is ‘Deepfake Video?’ Know Everything About the Face Swap AI Technology, Will Fake News be Uncontrollable?

I mean, this is coming from someone who has a guy from Hong Kong get famous from making an AI with my exact face on it that wasn’t ‘technically’ me. It’s a fruitless pursuit for me but a different situation than someone who loses a job over their image being used like that [sic].”

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What is Deepfake?

The definition of Deepfake as provided by Wikipedia is, “Deepfake, a portmanteau of ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’, is an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos.” Deepfakes are used to create fake celebrity pornographic videos or revenge porn. It was in 2017, that Deepfake pornography first surfaced on the Internet, mostly on Reddit. Not only fake XXX clips, but Deepfake are also used to create malicious fake news and videos. The potential security threat of realistic fake videos is a lot more than imagined earlier.