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Thousands of explicit AI 'girlfriend' ads found on Meta platforms

Thousands of explicit AI 'girlfriend' ads found on Meta platforms

Meta has started pushing AI. On Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp – that much You cannot turn off Meta AI. As it turns out, the tech giant's own AI features aren't the only ones spreading across Meta's platforms. Clear ads for AI “girlfriends” are populating Facebook and Instagram., Wired Reported

Searches by Wired It found that at least 29,000 ads for apparent AI “girlfriends” were posted on meta-platforms, mostly with sexually explicit messaging; At least 19,000 ads contain the term “NSFW” and 14,000 contain the term “NSFW AI”. Wired Searched on Meta's ad library, which can show all the ads currently on its platforms. All ads shown in the EU in the last year; and ads from the past seven years related to elections, politics, or social issues.

These explicit ads appear to be infringing. Meta's Mature Content Advertising Policywhich prohibits advertisers from running ads that “contain adult content, such as nudity and depictions of people in explicit or provocative positions, or activities that are excessively provocative or sexually suggestive.” ” Facebook and Instagram Community Guidelines Ban nudity and anything that the platform sees as “offering sexual services”. These platforms Sexual language is also banned Among the examples of sexual solicitation (or perceived solicitation), even “sexual emojis in general”.

For years, sex workers—and sex educators, LGBTQ consumers, Sexy artists, and the like — have said that Meta unfairly targets their content and accounts because of these policies. Such users have told Mashable. They feared being targeted under the guidelines of the metacommunity.; LGBTQ and sex educator accounts are banned on Instagram.; What else WhatsApp bans accounts of sex workers. In an experiment conducted last fall by sexual wellness brand Unbound, Metta has repeatedly rejected ads for sex toys. Targeted for women, while those targeted for men will be approved. Last November, Mashable reported. Meta allegedly rejected the period care ad. To be mature or political.

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Still, these NSFW AI “girlfriend” ads apparently skate. Wired’s report isn’t the first instance of ads for explicit AI apps appearing on Meta: Deepfake ads featuring Gina Ortega. And other celebrities also ran on the meta platform.

when Wired Contacted Meta about this, 2,700 AI “girlfriend” ads were active. Meta spokesman Ryan Daniels said Wired that the Company prohibits and reviews such advertisements, and will remove those that violate its policies; “When we identify infringing ads, we act quickly to remove them, as we are doing here,” he said. Wired. “We continue to improve our systems, including how we detect ads and behavior that violate our policies.”

Still, the publication found that thousands of those ads were still active days later.

Mashable has reached out to Meta for comment.

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