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Type: Book Chapter
Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Gendered Violence and Technology
Other Titles: The Palgrave handbook of gendered violence and technology
Authors: Clough, Jonathan
Cooke, Talani
Powell, Anastasia
Flynn, Asher
Sugiura, Lisa
Keywords: Technology - Social aspects;Women - Abuse of;Women - Crimes against;Women - Violence Against
ANRA Topic: Policing and legal responses
Technology-facilitated abuse
Year: 2021
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the landscape of technology-facilitated abuse. In late 2017, a Reddit user uploaded a series of ‘fake’ pornographic videos transposing female celebrities’ faces onto the bodies of pornography actors. This was the first documented example of amateur deepfakes appearing in the mainstream. Since then, the commercialisation of AI-technologies has meant anyone with a social media or online profile—or indeed, who has had an image or video taken of them—is at potential risk of being ‘deepfaked’. AI-technologies have essentially eliminated the need for victims and abusers to have any kind of personal relationship or interaction, which substantially expands the pool of potential deepfake abusers and targets. As a result, new demands exist on the types of interventions needed to prevent, disrupt and respond to this form of abuse. In this chapter, drawing from an analysis of Australian criminal law, we consider whether legal responses are keeping pace with these ever-changing tools to abuse. We conclude by providing recommendations for future, multifaceted responses to deepfake abuse and the need for further research in this space.

ISBN: 9783030837334 (hardcover)
3030837335 (hardcover)
Physical description: xxxi, 722 pages ; 22 cm
Appears in Collections:ANROWS Notepad 2022
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