[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 7 points 1 week ago

any president can

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 73 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

oh nooo a warning whatever will they do

you can pack the court at anytime Joe, how about now

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 5 points 3 weeks ago

Locking comments, this has gone off the rails and devolved into hurling insults

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[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 1 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I don’t think that someone’s behavior choice is comparable to their clothing choice

I completely agree, but victim blaming across choices and especially towards women and POC individuals is part of the reason we have really shitty reporting of fraudsters. Creating an environment which discourages them from speaking up is harmful to society as a whole.

everyone in this case is trying to take advantage of someone

We don't know this, and we shouldn't assume this of the victim. I think it's a reasonable hypothesis, but focusing on talking about the victim here when there are actors which are clearly out to harm or take advantage of others is harmful framing. If this is a discussion you wish to have, I personally believe the appropriate framing is necessary - we must acknowledge the existing structure of power and how it silences certain people and also blames them before talking about potentially problematic behavior. But even then, it's kind of jumping to conclusions about the victim here and I'm not so certain it's a discussion that should even be entertained.

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 3 points 1 month ago

We cannot possibly know her intentions. We do know his intentions. Please stop shifting focus away from the person actively causing harm here.

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 8 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Again, can we please not victim blame? Calling this a failure, saying that they must be "so shallow" to fall for a fame scam is analogous to saying "she was asking for it because of the way she was dressed" to a rape victim. Being a human is complicated and there are many reasons a victim can fall prey to a scam. It's not as one dimensional as you're painting it and regardless of how shallow a person is, no one deserves to be taken advantage of. The focus of discussion here should not be the victim, but rather the perpetrator and the fact that they are out to take advantage of others. That's abhorrent behavior and we should keep the focus squarely on them.

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 10 points 1 month ago

I think it's completely fair to have an honest conversation about what could cause someone to be enticed by a large number of followers, but I don't think that OP was making space for that conversation. It came off as victim blaming because there was no attempt at nuance or unpacking the fact that these women were targeted by a conman and that we really shouldn't be blaming them at all.

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 41 points 1 month ago

This boy is purposefully being misleading about himself - he is presenting a con. We shouldn't be victim blaming.

[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 4 points 1 month ago

There is no need to be tolerant towards the intolerant. If someone says they want to do some ethnic cleansing, that's not exactly a nice gesture and pushing back against that message is both cool and good.

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[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 49 points 1 month ago

I can't help but wonder how in the long term deep fakes are going to change society. I've seen this article making the rounds on other social media, and there's inevitably some dude who shows up who makes the claim that this will make nudes more acceptable because there will be no way to know if a nude is deep faked or not. It's sadly a rather privileged take from someone who suffers from no possible consequences of nude photos of themselves on the internet, but I do think in the long run (20+ years) they might be right. Unfortunately between now and some ephemeral then, many women, POC, and other folks will get fired, harassed, blackmailed and otherwise hurt by people using tools like these to make fake nude images of them.

But it does also make me think a lot about fake news and AI and how we've increasingly been interacting in a world in which "real" things are just harder to find. Want to search for someone's actual opinion on something? Too bad, for profit companies don't want that, and instead you're gonna get an AI generated website spun up by a fake alias which offers a "best of " list where their product is the first option. Want to understand an issue better? Too bad, politics is throwing money left and right on news platforms and using AI to write biased articles to poison the well with information meant to emotionally charge you to their side. Pretty soon you're going to have no idea whether pictures or videos of things that happened really happened and inevitably some of those will be viral marketing or other forms of coercion.

It's kind of hard to see all these misuses of information and technology, especially ones like this which are clearly malicious in nature, and the complete inaction of government and corporations to regulate or stop this and not wonder how much worse it needs to get before people bother to take action.

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[-] Gaywallet@beehaw.org 13 points 1 month ago

Honestly I would consider any AI which won't reveal it's prompt to be suspicious, but it could also be instructed to reply that there is no system prompt.

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AI will soon be grading AI submitted papers, certainly nothing can go wrong here

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