Discord bans teen courting servers and the sharing of AI-generated CSAM

Discord has updated its coverage meant to guard kids and teenagers on its platform after reports got here out that predators have been using the app to create and unfold youngster sexual abuse supplies (CSAM), in addition to to groom younger teenagers. The platform now explicitly prohibits AI-generated photorealistic CSAM. As The Washington Post lately reported, the rise in generative AI has additionally led to the explosion of lifelike photos with sexual depictions of youngsters. The publication had seen conversations about the usage of Midjourney — a text-to-image generative AI on Discord — to create inappropriate photos of youngsters.

Along with banning AI-generated CSAM, Discord now additionally explicitly prohibits another form of textual content or media content material that sexualizes kids. The platform has banned teen courting servers, as nicely, and has vowed to take motion in opposition to customers partaking on this habits. A earlier NBC News investigation discovered Discord servers marketed as teen courting servers with members that solicited nude photos from minors. 

Grownup customers had beforehand been prosecuted for grooming kids on Discord, and there are even crime rings extorting underage customers to ship sexual photos of themselves. Banning teen courting servers fully may assist mitigate the problem. Discord has additionally included a line in its coverage, which states that older teenagers discovered to be grooming youthful teenagers shall be “reviewed and actioned below [its] Inappropriate Sexual Conduct with Kids and Grooming Coverage.”

Except for updating its guidelines, Discord lately launched a Family Center tool that oldsters can use to keep watch over their children’ exercise on the chat service. Whereas dad and mom will not have the ability to see the precise contents of their children’ message, the opt-in device permits them to see who their kids are buddies with and who they discuss to on the platform. Discord is hoping that these new measures and instruments might help preserve its underage customers protected together with its previous measures, which embrace proactively scanning photos uploaded to its platform utilizing PhotoDNA. 

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