How it feels to be a victim of deepfake pornography

Graham Cluley
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My Blonde GF: the experience of being deepfaked for pornography

Helen Mort is an award-winning poet and author.

She’s also an unwitting victim of deepfake pornography. She didn’t know until someone directed her towards sexually-explicit deepfake images on a porn site. Images which had her own face edited onto another woman’s body.

She doesn’t know who deepfaked her using personal photographs that they found online, but the results have clearly affected her deeply.

When she went to the police, she found there was nothing they could do.

Helen has shared her experiences in the short documentary film “My Blonde GF”, as part of a wider campaign to call for some meaningful change in online safety legislation to help combat non-consensual deepfake porn.

The documentary isn’t an easy watch. It contains references to sexual abuse, and language that some may find offensive.

Read more on The Guardian.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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