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Actor Jacob Elordi Targeted in Non-Consensual Deepfake Scam

Euphoria and Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi has become the latest victim of a sexually explicit AI deepfake scam. According to NBC News, multiple posts on X, formerly Twitter, have surfaced featuring a non-consensual deepfake video of Elordi. These posts have garnered over three million views since late Monday. NBC reported that at least 16 posts on X contained the video, with one of them labeled as potentially violating X’s rules against abuse. Despite this label, the post still managed to accumulate 23,000 views, while another received over 1.7 million views.

Some posts presented the deepfake as a “leak,” suggesting it was genuine content published without Elordi’s consent. However, other posts correctly identified the material as a deepfake. The video allegedly superimposes Elordi’s face onto a pornographic video from a male OnlyFans creator, with the body in the deepfake lacking Elordi’s distinctive chest birthmark. The male OnlyFans creator, who was 17 when the video was taken, publicly condemned the misuse of his video and requested the posts containing the deepfake to be deleted. He is currently 19 and resides in Brazil.

Nonconsensual sexually explicit deepfakes have become increasingly prevalent online in recent years, with notable figures such as Taylor Swift and Megan Thee Stallion also targeted. Similar content featuring TikTok stars has also been observed on the platform. Deepfakes, created or altered using artificial intelligence or similar technology, convincingly replace one person’s likeness with another. Nonconsensual sexually explicit videos that swap a person’s face into a pornographic video are among the most common forms of deepfakes. Additionally, political deepfakes containing election disinformation have raised concerns about potential interference in the 2024 elections.