Almendralejo hit by AI-generated naked child images

Occurred: September 2023

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AI-generated nude images of over twenty girls have been circulating in the town of Almendralejo in the Extremadura region of Spain. 

Apparently created by a group of local boys in an attempt to harrass, humiliate and, in one instance, extort young students, pictures were developed using photos of local girls fully clothed, mostly from their personal social media accounts. 

The images were then processed using Clothoff, nudifier application available on the web and freely available on the Apple and Android app stores. 

Told about the photos by their daughters, the incident shocked the local community and resulted in a police investigation. Mothers of the victims also formed a support group.

11 local boys were identified as having created and/or distributed the images using WhatsApp and Telegram. 



Country: Spain

Sector: Education

Purpose: Harrass/humiliate; Extort

Technology: Deepfake - image; Generative adversarial network (GAN); Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Ethics; Legal; Safety

Transparency: Governance; Marketing

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Type: Incident
Published: September 2023
Last updated: November 2023