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Taylor Swift searches were blocked on X after sexually explicit deep fakes of her proliferated all over social media including Reddit and Facebook.

“Swifties” – the singer’s loyal fanbase – quickly mobilised to take the content down. But not everyone enjoys such fan-powered defence.

I asked Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation: if it can happen to Taylor Swift, what does it mean for the rest of us?

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