Deepsukebe nonconsensual nudification

Published: August 2021
Updated: November 2022

Deepsukebe is an app that creates nonconsensual pornography by undressing people using deepfake technology.

Launched in 2020 with a mission to ‘make all men’s dreams come true', Deepsukebe reputedly garners millions of visits a month and has had hundreds of thousands of images uploaded to it, including nudified images of celebrities and sportspeople.

Critical response

Deepsukebe may be popular with members of the public, but it has been castigated by digital rights organisations, privacy advocates and politicians.

UK member of parliament Maria Miller and others have called for Deepsukebe to be banned. Shortly after Miller's complaint, The Sunday Times revealed that Mastercard and Visa were listed as approved payment suppliers on Deepsukebe's website.

The site switched to offer cryptocurrency payments through Coinbase, despite the crypto exchange’s terms explicitly prohibiting illegal, obscene, and abusive usage. It appears Coinbase later cut Deepsukebe off.

In December 2021, WIRED reported that Deepsukebe had launched a decentralised partner programme apparently in part designed to avoid the service being taken offline.

Transparency

It is unclear who is behind Deepsukebe, or how its system works.

Operator: Anonymous/pseudonymous
Developer: Unclear/unknown
Country:
UK; Global
Sector:
Technology
Purpose: Undress women
Technology:
Deepfake - image
Issue:
Privacy; Ethics
Transparency: Privacy; Governance