ClothOff denudifier

ClothOff is a web and smartphone-based app that invites people to 'undress anyone using AI' for approximately GBP 8.50 for 25 credits.

The app has been largely promoted using Telegram groups via a series of secretive companies in Delaware, Russia, New Zealand, the UK, and elsewhere.

System 🤖

Operator:
Developer: Alaiksandr Babichau, Alexander German, Dasha Babicheva, Yevhen Bondarenko
Country: Belarus; Spain; USA
Sector: Media/entertainment/sports/arts
Purpose: Denudify women
Technology: Deepfake - image; Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Ethics/values; Safety; Privacy
Transparency: Governance

Risks and harms 🛑

ClothOff has been criticised for posing a significant violation of privacy, including through its misuse in creating deepfake pornography, resulting in severe emotional distress.

Incidents 🔥

Transparency 🙈

A February 2024 Guardian investigation revealed that ClothOff was being run by Belarusian Dasha Babicheva and her brother Alaiksandr Babichau,a dn had been using AI-generated images to cover the identifies.

Online video game marketplaces G2A and Skinsback was being used to collect payments for Clothoff and a number of similar platfirms, with the sales disguised as if they were for downloadable gaming content, according to an investigation by Bellingcat

Legal, regulatory 👩🏼‍⚖️

Page info
Type: System
Published: February 2024
Last updated: May 2024