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The Biggest Deepfake Abuse Site Is Growing in Disturbing Ways

A referral program, partner sites spur the spread of invasive images

A deepfake website that generates "nude" images of women using artificial intelligence is spreading its murky tentacles across the web—spawning look-alike services through partner agreements and recruiting new users through a referral system. The expansion efforts have allowed the service to proliferate despite bans placed on its payment infrastructure.

The website, which WIRED is not naming to limit its amplification, has existed since last year. It digitally "removes" clothing from non-nude photos to create nonconsensual pornographic deepfakes. Researchers say its output is "hyper-realistic," and unlike similar abusive platforms, it can generate pornographic images even when the person in the original photo is fully clothed. Previously, similar technologies have only worked with partially clothed photographs.

In recent months the website has expanded its services, earning its creator potentially thousands of dollars. The website has made its algorithms available to "partners" through access to its APIs; and two spin-off websites have been created by other people. The original website has been previously reported on, but the extent of its partner programs has not.

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