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  • - We've got huge concerning updates

  • on the deep fake scandals,

  • monsters are setting aid for earthquake victims on fire,

  • the Supreme Court may be about to destroy the internet

  • as we know it

  • based on their decision around section 230,

  • there was another huge hazardous chemical spill.

  • We're gonna talk about all that and so much more

  • on today's brand new Philip DeFranco show.

  • So, buckle up, hit that like button.

  • And, very quickly, quick announcement,

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  • With that said, let's just jump into it.

  • We've got a big update regarding

  • that deep fake porn controversy

  • we talked about a few weeks ago, right?

  • That whole thing got a big spotlight on it

  • when a streamer by the name of Atrioc

  • was caught with an open tab to a deep fake porn website,

  • which notably hosted explicit deep fakes

  • of very high profile female streamers,

  • including his colleagues.

  • And, in addition to the general outrage and disgust,

  • you had some of the women

  • that have been featured on that site

  • like QT Cinderella speaking out

  • about how just fucked up deep fake porn is.

  • And, with that, vowing to sue the creator of the website

  • even after they took the site down.

  • But, the update there is, no,

  • apparently that's not gonna happen.

  • But, they're reportedly telling NBC News

  • that the legal framework for a potential path forward

  • is disheartening and adding,

  • "every single lawyer I've talked to

  • essentially have come to the conclusion

  • that we don't have a case."

  • There's no way to sue the guy.

  • And, that's apparently because,

  • while many states have laws regarding revenge porn,

  • only a handful have laws specifically regarding deep fakes.

  • And, this as,

  • even though that website was taken down,

  • those videos made without her knowledge or consent

  • can still be spread around the internet like wildfire.

  • Which also I think the unfortunate side effect

  • of that news breaking

  • is this may embolden those who want to do this.

  • Though, to those people,

  • I would warn not only is that fucked up

  • and I think wrong,

  • it's important to remember there was a time

  • where there were not laws against revenge porn.

  • The story also makes me think for a second

  • about just how fucking weird the internet is

  • and also what a weird place it must be

  • to be a female content creator,

  • and because you have all these photos and videos

  • that you didn't even fucking make

  • being spread all over the internet,

  • but at the same time,

  • on mainstream social platforms,

  • you have consensual photos being over moderated, right?

  • There were things like another massive streamer, Pokimane,

  • dealing with Instagram removing one of her photos

  • over "sexual solicitation".

  • And, oddly it pertained to a photo

  • that was posted back in July.

  • It was her in a pink blazer.

  • And, apparently the platform had an issue with her caption,

  • "anybody need a sugar momma?"

  • And, apparently all that violated the rules of the site.

  • because you cannot facilitate, encourage,

  • or coordinate sexual activity on Instagram.

  • So, something to keep in mind

  • the next time you post on social media,

  • anyone want to get filled in together.

  • But, also I think the issue on Instagram

  • isn't just female focused.

  • I think it it's scale focused.

  • And, the reason I say that is because the number of people

  • I've seen get banned on like Twitter and other platforms,

  • 'cause they made a punch you in the throat joke,

  • which, if you're new here,

  • is like an inside joke between me

  • and all you beautiful bastards, right?

  • Algorithms not taking into context or jokes or any of that.

  • But, back to the main story,

  • I will say personally

  • I am disappointed that there's apparently

  • no legal path forward,

  • because while I know there were a myriad

  • of different opinions on the topic,

  • I think at the very least

  • I think there's an argument and a case for harassment.

  • And, then we've got big Dhar Mann updates to talk about,

  • because we're seeing him double down

  • on his fight against the allegations

  • that have been levied against him and his studio.

  • We talked about this last week,

  • he's a massive creator,

  • some of his videos getting hundreds of millions of views,

  • videos that are normally about moral

  • and inspirational lessons.

  • But, a number of his actors ended up actually protesting

  • over what they said was inadequate pay among other issues,

  • things like there was a toxic culture at the studio,

  • and if you spoke out about it,

  • you were fired.

  • And, saying when they tried to address this

  • and to have a meeting with Dhar Mann,

  • they couldn't,

  • instead only getting a meeting

  • with the head of production and HR.

  • Now, for his part,

  • Dhar Mann says he pays his actors well

  • and says that these allegations are false,

  • saying that he has feedback forms

  • and other means for actors to bring up problems.

  • And, we're starting to see more updates to this story,

  • like with one of the actors, Dylan Harris.

  • He posted a video claiming that Dhar Mann

  • threatened him with legal action.

  • - If you want to keep threatening to sue me,

  • guess what, dude?

  • I really love playing chess.

  • - And, then including screenshots of emails

  • with the subject line,

  • "Confidential and Privileged Settlement Communications,

  • Cease and Desist Regarding Dhar Mann",

  • though one of those screenshots did notably say

  • that because Dylan had deleted a post in question,

  • the team would no longer be pursuing action.

  • And, it's also worth noting that the TikTok we just showed

  • about the cease and desist is no longer on Dylan's page,

  • but that's also not where this story ends,

  • because Dhar Mann is continuing to defend himself

  • and proclaim his innocence,

  • versing things like this TikTok

  • of what appears to be people for Dhar Mann Studios

  • patting him on the shoulder to comfort him

  • while the song "We Are Family" plays.

  • And, then more concretely,

  • in an Instagram post yesterday, he said,

  • he is saddened for those affected

  • by everything going on

  • and for the various misleading stories that have spread,

  • saying he and some of the original actors

  • who have been with the studio since the start

  • are working together to get through this.

  • Also claiming that the actors who were protesting

  • haven't worked with the studio in years

  • and they only represent a small percentage

  • of the thousands of actors

  • that have been in Dhar Mann videos.

  • And, regarding that meeting that was mentioned,

  • he said that the formal meeting request

  • would start with production and HR,

  • not him,

  • and claiming he was never told to