Harriet Sugarcookie Polls Fans About 'Deepfake' Porn

LONDON — Harriet Sugarcookie analyzed a 1,400-fan poll on "deepfake" technology in the just-released Sugarcookie.com post, “1 in 3 Girls Want to See Themselves in a Deepfake Porn Video.”

“Deepfakes use artificial intelligence to put someone else’s face into pretty much any video. So far it’s mostly been used for making fake celebrity porn videos,” Sugarcookie explained.

“Everyone’s been talking about deepfake porn since videos with the superimposed faces of Taylor Swift, Emma Watson and other A-listers started appearing on PornHub and Reddit. Despite a number of high-profile bans, deepfake technology isn’t going anywhere. So we decided to investigate and find out what people really think of it.

“Half of all girls and three quarters of men want to watch deepfake porn featuring their favorite celebrities. What’s more, 32 percent have already seen them,” adding that fans ranked Scarlett Johansson as their number one deepfake celebrity. Only five percent of fans believe the hardcore simulation should be illegal."

34 percent of female voters were interested in inserting themselves into deepfake videos whereas only 16 percent of men would like to watch themselves. Men, Sugarcookie said, “were far more interested in using the simulated images ‘for pranks and making memes.’

“And really, it’s hard to look at deepfake memes and not want to get involved … nearly one in five people want to use deepfakes so they can see themselves in a movie. We’re not sure if that shows that some people have some seriously big egos, or hints at a future, super-immersive movie viewing experience Hollywood needs to get excited about right now!”

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