April 15, 2024



‘I was deepfaked by my best friend’


By Kate West

April 1, 2024

“Jodie” found images of herself used in deepfake porn – and then faced another terrible shock. She told BBC File on 4 about the moment she realised the person responsible was one of her best friends.

WARNING: Contains offensive language and descriptions of sexual violence

In the spring of 2021, Jodie (not her real name) was sent a link to a porn website from an anonymous email account.

Clicking through, she found explicit images and a video of what appeared to be her having sex with various men. Jodie’s face had been digitally added onto another woman’s body – known as a “deepfake”. 

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