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  • Discord has shut down a chat group on its service that was being used to share pornographic videos that had been edited using an artificial intelligence technology to include the images of female celebrities without their consent.
  • Dozens of people were active on the channel, which Discord said violated its rules on revenge porn.
  • People who have doctored videos using the AI technology are also sharing them on Reddit.

Online chat service Discord has shut down a user-created chat group that was being used to share pornographic videos that had been doctored using artificial intelligence technology to include the images of female celebrities without their consent.

The company closed down the group shortly after Business Insider reached out to Discord about it. Discord took it offline because the chat group violated its rules against non-consensual pornography — otherwise known as revenge porn, a company representative said in a statement.

“Non-consensual pornography warrants an instant shut down on the servers whenever we identify it, as well as permanent ban on the users,” the representative said. “We have investigated these servers and shut them down immediately.”

Discord lets users create their own communities or “servers” around certain subjects. Originally intended as a tool for gamers to communicate, it is now used more broadly, with more than 14 million daily users it says, who send more than 300 million daily messages.

The chat group was called “deepfakes”, and it included several channels in which users could communicate. One was reserved for general discussions, another for sharing pictures that could be used to train the AI technology, and yet another for sharing the doctored videos. About 150 Discord users were logged into the deepfakes server earlier on Friday.

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