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The goal with readers at the 10th grade level is to encourage them to use their own background and experiences to connect with literature. We ask them to look deeply to attempt to interpret what the author was trying to accomplish whether it be through the characters or the basic premise of the story or event that they are discovering. We ask readers to take their time and outline, skim, and note take as the works are much lengthy than previous grades. Students often start to see classical works of literature at this level and teachers work to help the readers connect those stories and lessons taught to their modern lives. When it comes to opinion pieces teachers strive to help students spot faulty arguments that are based on facts or clear inferences. Students are asked to be able to decipher tone, mood, context, and language in a logical manner. The main theme that seems to come up often, at this grade level, is focused on making sure students can cite reference that they found themselves. This is a critical skill in life that should follow students into college and eventually into their everyday work day. The series also focuses on helping students understand the central theme of the work and the cumulative impact of the tone of a body of work.
These worksheets will provide students with lengthy bodies of work to examine and understand. The questions that are posed to them are meant to incite a deeper sense of understanding behind the purpose of the work. 10th grade students will also get an opportunity to discover some classic excerpts from literature of the past. You will find that their ability to succeed with the questions will improve greatly when they are discussed in a class setting. Before you complete all the worksheets below, make sure that you have mastered the previous grade level and then come back to this section. We often see spiral analyses skills between the early High School years.
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Printable 10th grade reading comprehension worksheets, click the buttons to print each worksheet and answer key., the ghost in chains reading passage.
In the first chapter of A Christmas Carol, shortly after arriving home for the evening, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.
Second Page of Passage
This offers a very vivid description of what is happening in the work.
Third Page of Reading Passage
At this point the ghost becomes a little off balance.
4th Page of Passage
We learn about what incessantly tortures Jacob Marley.
5th Page of Passage
We learn what Marley say was his business.
Questions Sheet For Ghost Passage
As the ghost leaves and Scrooge looks out after him, how does he see the world?
Famous Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most well-known figures of the Italian Renaissance. In fact, adept as a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, engineer, and draftsman, da Vinci epitomizes the "Renaissance man." His artistic work was informed by his scientific studies and keen observations of nature.
Leonardo da Vinci Questions Sheet
How many of da Vinci’s paintings are known today? What is a Renaissance Man? How does da Vinci qualify?
The passage is from a book called My Summer in the Sierra by John Muir, a record of his journey into the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1869. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.
The Bear Question Sheet
What does the author mean when he says he "paid the bear a visit?"
The Bear Extended Question Sheet and Reflection
This is a sheet that allows teachers to offer students a final essay question of their choice.
The French Revolution
The French Revolution was a pivotal ten-year-long period in European history that ended with the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this time, the country of France was completely remade, doing away with absolute monarchy and the feudal system and paving the way for democracy.
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What did the French Revolution begin and end at the same time.
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What influenced the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen?
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
A little Mark Twain for you.
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Another solid passage for you.
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How does the stranger describe his character? Why do you think that this information is going to be important to his story?
When he awakens, there is someone standing over him. What does this person want him to do?
The Challenges Of Food Security
Since 1948, food security has been considered a basic human right. In 2011, as much as 16% of the population of the earth was still going hungry. The earth's population is expected to grow from approximately 7 billion today to 8.3 billion in 2030, and to 9.1 billion in 2050.
What is problematic about the 2010 UN General Assembly declaration that access to clean drinking water is a human right?
A passage from From Among the Mushrooms.
From Among the Mushrooms Question Sheet
In which period did fungi flourish? How do we know that fungi existed in early geologic ages?
Fahrenheit 451 is a classic dystopian novel, and like all dystopian novels, it shares certain conventions and obligatory scenes - things that have to happen in order for the novel to be considered dystopian.
Fahrenheit 451 Question Sheet
2. The discovery of the missing value, combined with awareness of the other place, combine to make the protagonist see their world through different eyes, and want something different from the life they have in the dystopia.
A very interest poem for you to breathe in.
This poem uses the details of the tyger to evoke larger, more abstract questions in the reader. Think about the poem. What do you think it is saying about the world? What larger questions does it provoke you to ask?
The Fox Who Ate His Feet
Based on the old fable.
The Foxy Question Sheet
The fox originally thinks that it is safe to steal the farmer's chickens. Why does he change his mind?
Insects Reading Passage
An Elementary Study of Insects by Leonard Haseman
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How do the internal organs of insects compare to those of other animals?
Once the U.S. Copyright Office receives your application, it can take up to eight months before you receive your official legal paperwork identifying you as the copyright owner for your work if you filed online. If you mail in paper forms, it can take up to thirteen months.
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How long does a copyright protect your work? When do you need to apply for a new copyright?
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From Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life by E. A. Wallis Budge
What does the author speculate about the relationship between the Egyptian gods and the gods of prehistoric man?
What is the Public Domain?
An original creative work becomes "public domain" when the copyright on the work expires. If the work is not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, then the copyright lasts for 95 years from the date of publication, or 120 years from the date of creation, whichever comes first. If you do register the work, the copyright term is the length of your own life, plus an additional 70 years.
Why do you think that publishers publish and sell writing that is in the public domain when the same material is available for free?
Humpback Whales Page 1
Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, by United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
Humpback Whales Page 2
This was a 1980 look at the creatures.
Humpback Whales Page 3
There is a great difference of how these whales are viewed from culture to culture.
In what year did the International Whaling Commission impose a worldwide ban on the taking of humpback whales?
How to Remember What You Read
We live in the information age, so it's important to have an effective reading strategy to make sure you don't lose all the great knowledge you consume. From public speaking to your next job interview, knowing how to remember what you read will help you impress people and get ahead at work, school, and life in general. The frustration after finishing an interesting article only to discover that you've already forgotten what it was about is worse! Luckily, there are ways to make sure this doesn't happen to you, and all it takes is some smart research and the right tools.
Here are a few ways to remember what you read, guaranteed to keep important information at the forefront of your mind.
1.Understand That Your Brain Focuses on Stories
Over thousands of years, the human brain has evolved to prioritize processing visual and verbal information. This means that it's easier for our brain to retain information when it's presented in story form.
If you have a big project or essay coming up, try breaking down your work into smaller pieces-and then use each piece as a step in a narrative arc. That way, your brain will have an easier time keeping track of everything. This is also why our brain loves processing fiction and remembers it more.
2. Ask Questions About the Content
Asking questions while reading is an incredibly effective way to remember what you read. When you finish a chapter or a section, ask yourself: What was most important in that section? Why? Have I ever seen information like that before? If so, where? Why does it matter?
Once you've finished reading something and asked yourself some questions about it, try putting your newfound knowledge into practice by summarizing (in writing) what you've learned. This forces your brain to really understand and grapple with what you're learning—and then apply it! The more active you are with new content, the more likely it you'll retain it.
3. Visualize Yourself While Reading
Whether you're reading a book, newspaper, or magazine, visualizing yourself reading each page can be a powerful tool. Creating pictures in your mind of what you read and picturing yourself as an active participant in what you're reading will reinforce new knowledge and make it easier to remember later on.
If any ideas particularly resonate with you while reading, visualizing these concepts can help them stick in your memory. So, start imagining right now!
4. Repeat Important Words or Sentences Out Loud
In a study published by Harvard University, researchers discovered that students who read information out loud performed better on tests of that information than students who simply read it silently. Not only did they have more words down cold, but repeating key phrases helped them retain more information long-term.
When you're reviewing material for an upcoming exam, try highlighting important facts and rereading them aloud several times over—this extra effort will pay off when test day comes around.
5. Avoid Skimming Through
To retain more of what you read, don't just skim through and let your eyes drift from side to side. Focus on one or two pieces of information at a time, then put down your reading material and review those key points in your mind before moving on.
After you've gone over them, turn back to your reading material. Repeat as necessary. If you want to make sure you remember what you're learning, try putting it into your own words-it helps solidify it in your memory.
Reading more improves memory. But how can you make sure you remember what you read?Experiment with which strategy works best for you and add them to your routine. These methods will also help you learn faster and retain more of what you read in your day-to-day life. Put them all together, and soon, reading won't be a chore anymore—it'll be fun!
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10th Grade ELA Course Summary
In 10th Grade English Language Arts, students explore the tension between being selfless and selfish, between being an individual and being part of a community through diverse, rigorous, and relevant texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Fahrenheit 451 , Sula , Men We Reaped , A Streetcar Named Desire , Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom , and thematically aligned texts: short stories, articles, poems, and digital media . Students will examine the things, people, and places that motivate people to act in the best interests of others. Across the 5 units, students deepen their paragraph writing skills through narrative, opinion, analytical, and informational writing tasks.
Building upon the knowledge and English Language Arts skills they’ve developed in previous years, students deeply engage with complex texts through both independent reading and guided Close Reading, prepare for and engage in longform whole class discussions including Socratic Seminars , and write multi-paragraph responses to Essential Questions by gathering evidence and effectively communicating their thoughts.
Please Note: Over the course of the 2023–24 school year, the Fishtank team will be revising the 10th Grade ELA units to refine the sequence of texts we offer and provide deeper, more aligned support for teachers and students. The complete revised 10th Grade ELA course will be available for the 2024–25 school year.
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Altruism and Interconnectedness in Short Texts
Students explore the individual’s responsibility to society and the ways in which all humans are interconnected through excerpts from several texts, letters, poems, short stories and articles.
Censorship, Truth & Happiness in Fahrenheit 451
Students explore the concept of “cancel culture” through Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, and study the historical and social context of the 1619 Project.
Feminism and Self-Respect in Sula
Students examine what it means to have true self-respect and what it means to be a feminist through their reading of Toni Morrison’s Sula and supplemental texts.
Home, Grief, and Storytelling in Men We Reaped
Students examine the thematic idea of home, the intricate relationship between personal responsibility and public responsibility, and the significance of telling historically untold stories.
Sanity & Madness in A Streetcar Named Desire & Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Students engage in comparative textual analysis, exploring the concepts of sanity, truth, and power, through their reading of two iconic plays by Tennessee Williams and August Wilson.
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Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test - Submarines have a rich and storied history. Learn more about it in this reading passage and then answer multiple-choice questions. View my readibility scores . Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Submarines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test - The Statue of Liberty is one of America's most recognizable symbols. Learn more about what it stands for in this reading passage. Then answer multiple-choice and short essay questions. Do this one for America! View my readibility scores . The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers The Statue of Liberty | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Idioms Worksheet 4 - This worksheet has another 15 idioms (commonly used figurative language expressions). The idioms are used in context-rich sentences and students must determine the meaning of each idiom based on how it is used. View my readibility scores . Idioms Worksheet 4 | RTF Idioms Worksheet 4 | PDF Idioms Worksheet 4 | Preview Idioms Worksheet 4 | Answers
Idioms Worksheet 7 - This worksheet contains 15 sentences using idioms. Each idiom is bolded and students must determine the meaning of the idioms based on how they are used. View my readibility scores . Idioms Worksheet 7 | RTF Idioms Worksheet 7 | PDF Idioms Worksheet 7 | Preview Idioms Worksheet 7 | Answers
Personification Worksheet 5 - This worksheet contains 10 examples of personification from classic poems. Students identify what is being personified and explain the trait or quality that is given. View my readibility scores . Personification Worksheet 5 | RTF Personification Worksheet 5 | PDF Personification Worksheet 5 | Preview Personification Worksheet 5 | Answers
Genre Worksheet 1 - This worksheet describes the basic premises of 8 texts. Students use these descriptions to determine the genre and subgenre of each text. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Genre Worksheet 1 | RTF Genre Worksheet 1 | PDF Genre Worksheet 1 | Preview Genre Worksheet 1 | Answers Genre Worksheet 1 | Ereading Worksheet
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This is the start of our High School Level Content. Many people reach these grade levels and focus on the literature that is covered in most classes, but a significant amount of time is spent reviewing grammar skills that were learned in previous grades to help students become accomplished writer. In fact, the goal of many English Department personnel is to first and foremost help students become great writers. 9th Grade students are ready for a much more challenge and literature focused environment. When writing, 9th grade students will be focused on citing evidence as they progress. At the 10th grade level students between comparing multiple perspectives and forming persuasive research-based arguments. These worksheets found below will help students with all aspects of early High School Language Arts.
Adjective Phrases - When series of words come together to describe nouns or pronouns. [L.9-10.1]
Adverbial Phrases - When groups of words try to modify verbs, adjectives, or adverbs. [L.9-10.1]
Parallel Structure - This can be used effectively to bring thoughts to light. [L.9-10.1.B]
Relative Clauses - These guys are usually the one that are identifying or defining the noun. [L.9-10.1.B]
Contrast Clauses - This helps you get to the bottom of something quickly. [L.9-10.1.B]
Encomium - We focus on written pieces and speeches that are composed to praising or honor something or someone.. [L.9-10.1]
Semicolons - Want to split two clauses? This is your guy. You can call it an idea joiner! [L.9-10.2a]
Colons - Usually used for lists, but they can be used to help you expand the thoughts. [L.9-10.2.B]
9th Grade Spelling - The most commonly seen word at this level is "convenient". I still mess that up sometimes. [L.9-10.2.C]
10th Grade Spelling - The word that was the most difficult for last year's students: "Pronunciation". [L.9-10.2.C]
MLA Citations - The Modern Language Association style of explaining your sources for a body of work. [L.9-10.3.A]
APA Citations - We explore the American Psychological Association's style for citing references. [L.9-10.3.A]
Works Cited - Lets look at a range of citation choices. [L.9-10.3.A]
Using Context Clues To Infer Phrase Meaning - If you can master this skill, you will go far at any job you choose. [L.9-10.4.A]
Patterns of Word Changes - Words can fluctuate their patterns all the time. How they are shaped can help make your thoughts more well received by your audience. [L.9-10.4.B]
Pronunciation - Too bad 10th graders don't have a handle on this (see above for the joke). [L.9-10.4.C]
Word Etymology - This is what some refer to as Word History. [L.9-10.4.C]
Buzzwords - These are terms that commonly used important-sounding words in the business world. [L.9-10.5.A]
Cliches - They mean the funniest things sometime. This does not take much original thought. [L.9-10.5.A]
Interpreting Figurative Language - The key to understanding a great writer's work. [L.9-10.5.A]
Litotes - This is a really cool way to persuade people towards your way of thinking. [L.9-10.5.A]
Oxymorons - She is the fastest slow person on the team or is she the slowest fast person? [L.9-10.5.A]
Platitude - These are mostly worthless statements that do serve a purpose, at times. [L.9-10.5.A]
High School Vocabulary Words - We look at the most common words you'll see here. [L.9-10.6]
Alter Ego - Authors will often use this technique to take their work in completely different directions. [RL.11-12.3]
Epiphany - We explore how to appears in a story and how to spot it. We also review many classic works that exhibit this well. [RL.9-10.2]
Hamartia - Students learn how identify when this technique is used in a story and understand how it drives the plot. [RL.9-10.2]
Hyperbaton - This is a literary technique that reorders the words in a sentence in an effort to stress the importance of specific terms. [RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2]
Kairos - This is identifying the perfect moment in time to present a decision, thought, or message. [RL.9-10.2]
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe - Students explore this classic poem. [RL.9-10.2]
Pastiche - This are works that are created to honor the work of other authors. [RL.9-10.2]
Character Profiles - We look at the most common words you'll see here. [RL.9-10.3]
Deuteragonist - Students learn how to identify this role of a character with literature and begin to understand their significance. [RL.9-10.3]
Jargon - These are specific terms or expressions that are associated with a particular group or profession. [RL.9-10.3]
Persona - We show students how determine the shape of the language that you will use based on your intended audience. [RL.9-10.3]
Lingo - This is series of vocabulary terms that is shared by a particular group or community. [RL.9-10.3]
Antonomasia - Students learn how this technique is used to add intrigue to works. [RL.9-10.4]
Epistrophe - We will explore how to use this rhetorical device in your own writing. [RL.9-10.4]
Harangue - Even though this is aimed and an older grade level, there is a good level of crossover here. [RL.11-12.4]
Epigram - Students learn how this rhetorical device is used by authors to deliver quick twists. [RL.9-10.5]
Flashback - We look at how authors use this technique to enhance their work and create a greater impact on their audience. [RL.9-10.5]
Burlesque - We explore how this comedic technique has been used in literature for centuries. [RL.11-12.5]
Apologia - We look at how this is used in an attempt to excuse or defend and action or thought process that someone has. [RL.9-10.6]
Maxim - You will find this in literature when a character comes up with a memorable piece of advice. [RL.9-10.6 and RL.11-12.6]
Writing Thesis Statements - There isn't a trick here, just write to explain facts. [W.9-10.1]
The Causative - Which verbs really get you going? This the word that really makes things happen in a sentence. [W.9-10.1]
Eponym - This technique is used to help inanimate things be charged with a bit of life. [W.9-10.2]
Grade 9 Writing Prompts - These are robust and vibrant worksheets. They provoke a good level of thought for 9th graders. [W.9-10.3]
Grade 10 Writing Prompts - You'll find some interesting topics in here. 10th grade writing is often focused on using facts to validate your points. [W.9-10.3]
Conundrum - Students learn to identify this in literature and use it in their own writing. [W.9-10.3.A]
Equivocation - We look at how authors use this technique to avoid answering uncomfortable or controversial questions. [W.9-10.3]
Imagery - This is when authors use vivid language to impact their readers human senses. [W.9-10.3.D]
Grade 9 Research Projects - The MLA sheets come in handy with these. Citing your work is required for well designed research. [W.9-10.7]
Creative Writing - Students put all of their imagination into creating unique works of fiction that get sparked from funny little prompts.
Reading: Informational Text
Fake News - Students learn to evaluate the motives of the sources of the news that they listen to. [RI.9-10.6, SL.11-12.1.A]
Speaking and Listening
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos - Students learn how to use these rhetorical devices in their own writing and speech. [SL.9-10.1]
Impromptu Speech - We look at how you can best prepare, when you have no time to give a speech. [SL.9-10.1]
Cynicism - We work on identifying this quality in the characters that an author has arranged for us. [SL.9-10.1.D]
Identifying Perspectives - Students begin learning how to better understand why a piece was composed and put themselves in another's shoes. [SL.9-10.1.D]
Invective - This is a speech or text that was devised for the sole purpose of attacking or insulting another often with abusive language. [SL.9-10.1.D and SL.11-12.1.D]
Metanoia - This is when a self correction is made to place emphasis or draw greater attention to something. [SL.9-10.1.D and SL.11-12.1.D]
Pejorative - We look at the proper use of this type of language in our work. [SL.9-10.1.D and SL.11-12.1.D]
Polemic - This use of language can be very abrasive, but is it set out there to make sure the ideas are heard. [SL.9-10.1.D and SL.11-12.1.D]
Homage - This is when a work is created for the express purpose of paying respect of tribute to someone or something. [SL.9-10.4-6]
Deus Ex Machina - Students begin to understand the significance of this type of storytelling. We maintain that it may be flawed, but is still one heck of a narrative. [CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.3]
What Do Students Learn in High School English Language Arts?
High school is an important phase of one's academic life, as the knowledge gained during these four years will help one throughout his or her professional life. Till high school, most of the students have already developed strong reading and writing skills. Still, teachers in high school do focus on written and spoken content of the English language. It is a must for high school students to have an excellent pronunciation, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Given below are some of the most important things that high school students learn during their English language arts class:
During high school, students learn a lot of new and unique writing skills. With the help of these writing skills, high school students can write essays, stories, and letters in a way that reflects their mastery of language and other such skills. During high school, students are also taught how to write narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and argumentative content.
High school students should read as much as possible. In high school, students are taught how to make inferences, how to grab the main idea of any written text, and how to read between the lines. High school students must also know a lot of new words and reading helps them to learn some new and unique words all the time.
High school teachers should focus on student's vocabulary and pronunciation. Teachers should tell students one or two new words daily along with their spellings, meaning, correct pronunciation, and should encourage students to use that word in their daily life. Once a week, a class should be organized in which students are asked to verbally communicate with each other or give a speech on a specified topic. This will help students in improving their pronunciation and enhancing their speaking skills.
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AI fake nudes are booming. It’s ruining real teens’ lives.
Artificial intelligence makes it frighteningly easy to transform ordinary pictures into realistic nudes, triggering a surge of fake images of women and teens.
When Gabi Belle learned there was a naked photo of her circulating on the internet, her body turned cold. The YouTube influencer had never posed for the image, which showed her standing in a field without clothes. She knew it must be fake.
But when Belle, 26, messaged a colleague asking for help removing the image he told her there were nearly 100 fake photos scattered across the web, mostly housed on websites known for hosting porn generated by artificial intelligence. They were taken down in July, Belle said, but new images depicting her in graphic sexual situations have already surfaced.
“I felt yucky and violated,” Belle said in an interview. “Those private parts are not meant for the world to see because I have not consented to that. So it’s really strange that someone would make images of me.”
Artificial intelligence is fueling an unprecedented boom this year in fake pornographic images and videos. It’s enabled by a rise in cheap and easy-to-use AI tools that can “undress” people in photographs — analyzing what their naked bodies would look like and imposing it into an image — or seamlessly swap a face into a pornographic video.
On the top 10 websites that host AI-generated porn photos, fake nudes have ballooned by more than 290 percent since 2018, according to Genevieve Oh, an industry analyst. These sites feature celebrities and political figures such as New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez alongside ordinary teenage girls, whose likenesses have been seized by bad actors to incite shame, extort money or live out private fantasies.
Victims have little recourse. There’s no federal law governing deepfake porn, and only a handful of states have enacted regulations. President Biden’s AI executive order issued Monday recommends, but does not require, companies to label AI-generated photos, videos and audio to indicate computer-generated work.
Meanwhile, legal scholars warn that AI fake images may not fall under copyright protections for personal likenesses, because they draw from data sets populated by millions of images. “This is clearly a very serious problem,” said Tiffany Li, a law professor at the University of San Francisco.
The advent of AI images comes at a particular risk for women and teens, many of whom aren’t prepared for such visibility. A 2019 study by Sensity AI, a company that monitors deepfakes, found 96 percent of deepfake images are pornography, and 99 percent of those photos target women.
“It’s now very much targeting girls,” said Sophie Maddocks, a researcher and digital rights advocate at the University of Pennsylvania. “Young girls and women who aren’t in the public eye.”
‘Look, Mom. What have they done to me?’
On Sept. 17, Miriam Al Adib Mendiri was returning to her home in southern Spain from a trip when she found her 14-year-old daughter distraught. Her daughter shared a nude picture of herself.
“Look, Mom. What have they done to me?” Al Adib Mendiri recalled her daughter saying.
She’d never posed nude. But a group of local boys had grabbed clothed photos from the social media profiles of several girls in their town and used an AI “nudifier” app to create the naked pictures, according to police.
Scarlett Johansson on fake AI-generated sex videos: ‘Nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image’
The application is one of many AI tools that use real images to create naked photos, which have flooded the web recent months. By analyzing millions of images, AI software can better predict how a body will look naked and fluidly overlay a face into a pornographic video, said Gang Wang, an expert in AI at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Though many AI image-generators block users from creating pornographic material, open source software, such as Stable Diffusion, makes its code public, letting amateur developers adapt the technology — often for nefarious purposes. (Stability AI, the maker of Stable Diffusion, did not return a request for comment.)
Once these apps are public, they use referral programs that encourage users to share these AI-generated photos on social media in exchange for cash, Oh said.
When Oh examined the top 10 websites that host fake porn images, she found more than 415,000 had been uploaded this year, garnering nearly 90 million views.
AI-generated porn videos have also exploded across the web. After scouring the 40 most popular websites for faked videos, Oh found more than 143,000 videos had been added in 2023 — a figure that surpasses all new videos from 2016 to 2022. The fake videos have received more than 4.2 billion views, Oh found.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in June of an uptick of sexual extortion from scammers demanding payment or photos in exchange for not distributing sexual images. While it’s unclear what percentage of these images are AI-generated, the practice is expanding. As of September, over 26,800 people have been victims of “sextortion” campaigns, a 149 percent rise from 2019, the FBI told The Post.
‘You’re not safe as a woman’
In May, a poster on a popular pornography forum started a thread called “I can fake your crush.” The idea was simple: “Send me whoever you want to see nude and I can fake them” using AI, the moderator wrote.
Within hours, photos of women came flooding in. “Can u do this girl? not a celeb or influencer,” one poster asked. “My co-worker and my neighbor?” another one added.
Minutes after a request, a naked version of the image would appear on the thread. “Thkx a lot bro, it’s perfect,” one user wrote.
These fake images reveal how AI amplifies our worst stereotypes
Celebrities are a popular target for fake porn creators aiming to capitalize on search interest for nude photos of famous actors. But websites featuring famous people can lead to a surge in other kinds of nudes. The sites often include “amateur” content from unknown individuals and host ads that market AI porn-making tools.
Google has polices in place to prevent nonconsensual sexual images from appearing in search results, but its protections for deepfake images are not as robust. Deepfake porn and the tools to make it show up prominently on the company’s search engines, even without specifically searching for AI-generated content. Oh documented more than a dozen examples in screenshots, which were independently confirmed by The Post.
Ned Adriance, a spokesman for Google, said in a statement the company is “actively working to bring more protections to search” and that the company lets users request the removal of involuntary fake porn.
Google is in the process of “building more expansive safeguards” that would not require victims to individually request content gets taken down, he said.
Li, of the University of San Francisco, said it can be hard to penalize creators of this content. Section 230 in the Communications Decency Act shields social media companies from liability for the content posted on their sites, leaving little burden for websites to police images.
Victims can request that companies remove photos and videos of their likeness. But because AI draws from a plethora of images in a data set to create a faked photo, it’s harder for a victim to claim the content is derived solely from their likeness, Li said.
“Maybe you can still say: ‘It’s a copyright violation, it’s clear they took my original copyrighted photo and then just added a little bit to it,’” Li said. “But for deep fakes … it’s not that clear … what the original photos were.”
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In the absence of federal laws, at least nine states — including California, Texas and Virginia — have passed legislation targeting deepfakes. But these laws vary in scope: In some states victims can press criminal charges, while others only allow civil lawsuits — though it can be difficult to ascertain whom to sue.
The push to regulate AI-generated images and videos is often intended to prevent mass distribution, addressing concerns about election interference, said Sam Gregory, executive director of the tech human rights advocacy organization Witness.
But these rules do little for deepfake porn, where images shared in small groups can wreak havoc on a person’s life, Gregory added.
Belle, the YouTube influencer, is still unsure how many deepfake photos of her are public and said stronger rules are needed to address her experience.
“You’re not safe as a woman,” she said.