This was originally published on Pessimists Archive.

We found an interesting example of ‘deep fake’ porn from 1891, whereby the heads of female public figures were placed on photographs of nude bodies. This is a good reminder that this kind of thing isn’t some unique result of AI, it could happen with photoshop and it happened before computers.

The Topeka State Journal, Topeka, Kansas17 Apr 1891, Fri  •  Page 1