Reportedly, Pokimane and other female streamers plan to sue a website that sells deepfakes, and they intend to campaign for the regulation of artificial intelligence.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys, a well-known female streamer on Twitch, has taken a bold stance against a growing issue of revenge p*rn and deepfake technology. In a recent Twitch stream, she expressed her concern about the exploitation and harassment faced by individuals, particularly female content creators, through the distribution of intimate images or videos without their consent. With the increasing advancements in AI, the threat of deepfake technology only intensifies, and Pokimane aims to work towards the regulation of its use and protection of individuals’ privacy and dignity.
Revenge p*rn has become a hot topic in recent years, with its devastating impact on victims being well-documented. The issue has been addressed by many advocates and celebrities, who are committed to making a difference and bringing an end to this harmful act.
One of these celebrities is Imane “Pokimane” Anys, a well-known female streamer on Twitch. In a recent Twitch stream, Pokimane expressed her strong stance against revenge p*rn and stated that she believes it should be illegal to possess intimate photos or videos of someone without their consent. The streamer has expressed her willingness to work with various organizations and advocate for her cause in front of politicians, and her dedication to making a change is inspiring.
However, Pokimane has now set her targets on AI generated lewd deepfakes and allegedly wants artificially intelligence to be heavily regulated.
According to DramaReport.com, a source close to Imane Anys has revealed that the streamer is working with her female friends to not only fight to ban revenge p*rn but also regulate the use of artificial intelligence tools, especially ones that can create deepfakes. The goal of regulating deepfakes and making them illegal is to protect the privacy and dignity of individuals, especially female content creators, who are often targeted by those who seek to exploit and harm them.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys changed her attention to deepfakes after a male streamer identified as Atroic inadvertently displayed a tab containing reportedly explicit deepfake adult movies of her, Maya Higa, and QTCinderella. Pokimane states that she feels violated and exposed after viewing Atroic’s stream, even if the photos were too small to discern.
Streamers to sue deepfake site.
QTCinderella, a Twitch star who has been affected by this situation, spoke out during a recent stream. She expressed her frustration with the situation and stated that being exposed to something like this should not be part of her job. “If you are able to look at women who are not selling themselves or benefiting off of being seen sexually, they’re not benefiting, they’re not selling it, they’re not platforming it themselves. If you are able to look at that, then you are the problem,” she said.
Pokimane does not only have a problem with deepfakes, but she wants Twitch to do something about AI and Vtuber streamers as well.
In a recent Twitch stream, Pokimane discussed the future possibility of an entirely AI-powered streamer, which could be indistinguishable from any other streamer. “What if someday we have streamers that evolve from ChatGPT?” Pokimane asked, referring to an OpenAI project that trained an AI to interact with end users in a conversational manner. “It’s AI and it’s kind of freaky,” she said, “It’s kind of scary to be honest, but it had me thinking, you can basically have a conversation with this thing.”
Deepfake technology has raised many ethical questions, and its impact on privacy and dignity is undeniable. Although the technology to produce believable deepfakes without the budget of a Hollywood blockbuster movie is years off, Pokimane reportedly believes the need for regulation and laws to protect individuals from exploitation is becoming increasingly urgent.