Don't miss this update shedding light on shocking events which recently unfolded around popular singer Taylor Swift. Her privacy has been invaded by deepfake technology, and a repeat intruder at her New York City residence.
AI-Generated Explicit Images of Taylor Swift
Shocking explicit images generated by Artificial Intelligence featuring Taylor Swift surfaced on social media on January 24. The online platforms hosting these images took an unacceptable 17 hours to remove this disturbing content.
The images' swift dissemination and the delay in their removal raised red flags at The White House. Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre vocalized her concern, noting that such practices have a grave impact, particularly on women and girls.
The Biden-Harris Administration Prioritizes Cyber Harassment
The Biden-Harris administration is not taking this matter lightly. This issue has been marked as high priority, prompting an appeal to Congress to enact legislation that will prevent such violations.
In response, Joe Morelle, a member of Congress, has drafted the Preventing Deepfakes of Intimate Images Act. This proposed law seeks to criminalize the creation and distribution of images similar to the ones involving Swift.
SAG-AFTRA Condemns the Exploitation
The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the professional guild to which Swift belongs, issued a statement condemning this blatant violation. The guild made a call to tech companies to halt such exploitations, describing these AI-generated explicit images as upsetting, harmful, and deeply concerning.
There are suggestions that Swift may choose to pursue legal recourse in response to these events.
Repeat Intruder Arrested at Swift’s NYC Home
On a related note, a man was arrested on three separate occasions within a span of five days for suspicious activities outside Swift's New York City home. The suspect, identified as David Crowe from Seattle, is now facing multiple charges, including stalking, harassment, and criminal contempt. A temporary order of protection has now been put into effect.
Shockingly, it appears that Crowe has been seen around Swift's home as many as 30 times since November 25, 2023.
Swift’s Personal and Professional Life Continues
Despite these distressing events, Swift's personal and professional life goes on. Her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, is set to participate in the AFC Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. Meanwhile, Swift is in the midst of rehearsals for her upcoming Eras Tour, starting in Tokyo, Japan on February 8, 2024.