AI Pandemic

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AI Pandemic
Short Title AI Pandemic
Location High school in New Jersey and suburban Seattle, Washington.
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Solove Harm Insecurity, Blackmail, Increased Accessibility
Information Interactions with AI, Sexual, Physical Characteristics
Threat Actors Individual, Deepfake creators

Affected The affected individuals are the teenage girls whose images were used to create explicit AI-generated content without their consent. Additionally, the mother and her 14-year-old daughter who are advocating for better protections are indirectly affected.
High Risk Groups Women, Children and Vulnerable Individuals
Tangible Harms Embarrassment, Emotional distress, Reputational Damage

In high schools in New Jersey and the Seattle suburbs, artificial intelligence (AI) was used to create and distribute pictures of teenage girls in their underwear. According to independent researcher Genevieve Oh, there have been over 143,000 new deepfake videos uploaded online this year. These cases highlight the growing problem of explicit AI-generated content.


Following the widespread distribution of AI-generated nude photos of the teen and other female classmates at a New Jersey high school, a mother and her 14-year-old daughter are pushing for improved victim protections.

On the other side of the nation, authorities are looking into an incident involving a teenage boy who allegedly used artificial intelligence to make and share pictures of other students who attend a high school in a suburban Seattle, Washington. The students are also teenage girls.

The unsettling incidents have once again drawn attention to explicit AI-generated content, which mostly targets women and children and is becoming more and more popular online at an unprecedented rate. This year has seen more new deepfake videos posted online than all previous years combined, according to an analysis by independent researcher Genevieve Oh shared with The Associated Press.

Laws and Regulations

Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (2000)