Reddit shuts down Deepfakes subreddit, home to faceswapped pornography (and some other stuff)

Reddit has shut down /r/deepfakes, the subreddit where people collaborate to produce incredibly disturbing faceswapped pornography that uses machine-learning to put the faces of famous people who aren't pornography performers onto the bodies of people having sex in pornographic videos.

The forum was a mix of terrible and wonderful, filled with tutorials and Q&As that introduced nontechnical people to video-manipulation techniques, sometimes for unambiguously nice purposes and also to create trenchant political videos.

As of 1PM eastern today, the subreddit has been suspended.

Reddit Just Shut Down the Deepfakes Subreddit [Samantha Cole/Motherboard]