January 28, 2024


Taylor Swift goes dark from X amid AI-generated pictures scandal

The hashtag 'Protect Taylor Swift' was trending on social media on Thursday, January 27

By Javeria Shahid January 28, 2024
Taylor Swift temporarily vanishes from X, formerly known as Twitter
Taylor Swift 'temporarily' vanishes from X, formerly known as Twitter

Taylor Swift’s presence on X, formerly known as Twitter, became unsearchable amid all the chaos that surged following her AI-generated explicit graphics.

On Thursday morning, January 27, It was observed that users attempting to search for the Cruel Summer chart-topper encountered an error message prompting them to retry, with the notification stating, "Something went wrong. Try reloading."

However, this was not a glitch but a deliberate action, as confirmed by X to Page Six "This is a temporary action and done with an abundance of caution as we prioritize safety on the issue."

For the unversed, earlier this week graphic AI-generated pictures of the Blank space hit maker circulated on social media, leading to widespread outrage from Swifties.

In addition, a source informed Daily Mail on Thursday that the Karma crooner is "furious" and is considering legal action against the individuals responsible for posting the images

"Whether or not legal action will be taken is being decided, but there is one thing that is clear: These fake, AI-generated images are abusive, offensive, exploitative and done without Taylor’s consent and/or knowledge," the insider said.

"The Twitter account that posted them does not exist anymore. It is shocking that the social media platform even let them be up to begin with," the source added, "Legislation needs to be passed to prevent this, and laws must be enacted."

In response to the disturbing images, Swift's diehard fans rallied to social media to defend the pop queen, urging users not to share the hoax images.

Moreover, they flooded X with positive messages about the Grammy award winner artist in an effort to counter the spread of the images, which are known as "deep fakes."