'How I Would Look Fitness' filter

TikTok’s latest A.I. fail is a ‘If I Were Fitness’ filter

The harms of A.I. filters and image doctoring are numerous.

On Feb 7, 2024 by Tricia Crimmins

woman with 'mental health filter' and caption 'why would they make a mental health filter'

Why a TikTok filter telling people what mental health diagnosis they look like bolsters stigmas

A TikTok effect cannot diagnose users with a mental health disorder, but it also shouldn’t imply that mental health diagnoses have a specific “look.”

On Jan 10, 2024 by Tricia Crimmins

Whitewashing AI filter

TikTok’s ‘AI Outpainting’ filter is whitewashing people

TikTokers have been uploading images of their eyes and asking the filter to create what it thinks the rest of their face might look like. 

On Dec 13, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

TikTok singers autotune

Those impressive TikTok singing videos might not be for real

Anyone can use tuning software.

On Nov 22, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

TikTok's AI Studio Photo filter

TikTok’s AI studio photo filter is lightening skin and making people look thinner

The racist and fatphobic biases of artificial intelligence are on full display in the latest AI-based filter going viral on TikTok. 

On Nov 15, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

Creator of TikTok filter says she'll donate all earnings to Gaza

‘It hit more than 200k videos’: Creator of TikTok filter says she’ll donate earnings to help Gaza


On Nov 9, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

TikTok's 'aging' filter

TikTok’s ‘aged’ filter has taken over the app

TikTok has always been obsessed with aging.

On Jul 26, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

nationality tiktok filter

TikTok’s ‘What is your country?’ filter feels racist

Something as trivial as a TikTok filter shouldn’t be proliferating problematic beliefs.

On Jul 5, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

hair salon customer greenscreen TikTok over unedited photo of herself at salon (l) hair salon customer greenscreen TikTok over Instagram DM's between customer and salon with capti9on 'If you know the name of the salon, please keep it to yourself, I don't want the salon/stylist being harassed' (c) customer greenscreen TikTok over edited photo of herself on Instagram (r)

‘Who is that?’: Customer says hair salon Facetuned photo of her for Instagram without consent

'A makeup artist did this to me'

On Jun 21, 2023 by Jack Alban

TikTok user in retouch with caption 'I knew my face looked off because it's not my face' (l) TikTok user in retouch with caption 'it automatically put it on to a 30%' (c) TikTok user in retouch with caption 'got rid of my dark circles which did not consent' (r)

TikTok might be facetuning you without your consent

Augmented reality is something we should all be paying close attention to.

On May 31, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

palm reading tiktok

No, a TikTok palm reading filter can’t tell you if you’re sick

All of this just leads to videos about serious subjects, like someone’s health, based on arbitrary evidence, like a TikTok filter.

On Mar 8, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

young women with tiktok filter

Everyone’s talking about TikTok’s ‘bold glamour’ filter

TikTokers say using the filter and comparing its results to their own face made them feel bad about the way they looked. 

On Mar 1, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

A person looking at the camera with various weights above her head. The text says 'This app is always toxic'

How was a ‘guess my weight’ TikTok filter a good idea?

The filter, no matter how it’s used, will always have adverse effects.

On Dec 21, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman speaking with ginger TikTok filter on (l) woman with ginger TikTok filter on caption 'Didn't know ginger hair makes you thinner' (c) woman speaking (r)

The problem with TikTok’s ‘ginger hair and freckles’ filter

Problematic filters still slip through the cracks.

On Dec 7, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

man calls out use of filter saying TikTok now has rights to the original TikTok

‘It is likely they own the rights to those images now’: Hacker warns against uploading nudes to TikTok AI filters in PSA

'When using something is free, you’re usually the product.'

On Nov 27, 2022 by Jack Alban