Saturday 3 October 2020

24 Hour Blogathon - deep tan - Deepfake

This post is part of a 24 hour blogathon (conducted after a 10 mile run) in support of Solent Mind, a mental health support charity. I would be really grateful if you would help by sponsoring me and help raise some funds for the charity. 

You can find my sponsorship page by clicking this link

From the band called deep tan (who I first featured back in 2019) comes a song called Deepfake. No the tan and fake elements aren’t anything to do with Donald Trump, but instead a deepfake is the very weird and disturbing idea of someone’s image being used in porn videos even although they were not part of the shoot. Apparently 96% of deepfakes involve porn videos where female celebrities are imposed onto the video without their consent. At the time the band was writing the track, their friend Jessica Winter (who has been featured numerous times through the years on Breaking More Waves in various guises, most recently here) had just discovered that her image had been used in a deepfake porn video. 

The song itself is a comment on consent, the music brooding and strutting with a sense of indie aloofness and features both French and English lyrics. The internet can be a wonderful thing but it can also be a place where people have no thought or regard for others and utterly horrible. 

deep tan - Deepfake

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