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In January, streamer Brandon “Atrioc” Ewing unintentionally revealed to the world that he had a factor for deepfake porn—specific pictures and movies faked with AI—that includes standard Twitch streamers together with Maya Higa and Pokimane. He made a tearful apology video after which posted a press release on Twitlonger, saying it might be the final time we might hear from him “for some time.” Now, after taking roughly six weeks to mirror, he is again, rebranded as an anti-deepfake porn vigilante.

As reported by Kotaku, Ewing mentioned in a March 14 stream that he is been working with “reporters, technologists, researchers, [and] girls affected” over the previous a number of weeks to determine methods to fight deepfake porn. He additionally wired $60,000 to Los Angeles-based regulation agency Morrison Rothman to assist cowl the prices of ladies who wish to use the agency for takedown requests or “fame administration.” The regulation agency confirmed to the positioning that the quantity had been paid, “for use solely for ladies affected by deepfakes and comparable points.”

Ewing additionally mentioned that he is now working with Ceartas, an organization that provides AI-powered identification and removing of unlawful content material from greater than 150,000 web sites and engines like google. Ceartas claims its service, which has a number of subscription choices starting at $99 monthly, has a 98% success price, and has saved creators greater than $250 million in misplaced revenues. It is also been licensed as an official “Associate in Security” by OnlyFans.

Different streamers are becoming a member of him to proceed testing the Ceartas system, Ewing mentioned, together with no less than one who was being portrayed within the deepfake porn he was caught taking a look at in January. He additionally mentioned that, only a day or two previous to his stream, Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa reached out to him to inquire in regards to the service.

“She had heard in regards to the work I used to be doing, I suppose one way or the other,” Ewing mentioned. “I had not spoken to her. And he or she requested if I might assist her get stuff taken down. That is actually validating, as a result of meaning it should have been working for somebody, after which the phrase unfold or no matter. I do not know. However she reached out. So now I am working together with her.

“Anybody who thinks that this can be a downside for them, and thinks that I can be capable of assist, I am joyful to do it. Legitimately joyful to do it, I might love to assist.”

Ewing’s shift from deepfake shopper to anti-deepfake crusader was fast, to say the least, and never everyone seems to be satisfied simply but: One streamer on Twitter credited him for utilizing his personal cash to assist get deepfake movies taken down however added, “He solely did it as a result of he bought caught.”