AI Dungeon applies filter to ban child sexual content, Redditors and Discord users most affected

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Nguyen Van Phuoc

Life sucks then you die
Aug 28, 2018
Recently, AI Dungeon released an update that filtered out all content that related to child sexual abuse. (archive)


Yesterday, we released a test system to prevent the generation of certain sexual content that violates our policies, specifically content that may involve depictions or descriptions of minors (for which we have zero tolerance), on the AI Dungeon platform. We did not communicate this test to the Community in advance, which created an environment where users and other members of our larger community, including platform moderators, were caught off guard. Because of this, some misinformation has spread across Discord, Reddit, and other parts of the AI Dungeon community. As a result, it became difficult to hold the conversations we want to have about what type of content is permitted on AI Dungeon.
From the beginning of AI Dungeon, we have always loved the freedom and creativity that AI-powered gaming enables. It lets users exercise their imaginations, creating unique experiences and stories that have never existed before. We love seeing the amazing things our users create.
We remain true to the principles upon which Latitude was founded, which include promoting freedom of thought and expression through our advanced AI platform. At the same time, we have zero tolerance for sexual content involving minors.
We’re a small company and committed to a creative and thriving community. Allowing such content promotes harm to minors, is inconsistent with our company’s values, and could impact our ability to provide AI Dungeon in the future. The changes we’ve been making are also consistent with OpenAI’s terms of service, which prohibit the display of harmful content, even if an end user specifically asks for such content. We recognize that we can and will take additional steps to meet this standard.
While this test has largely only prevented the AI from generating sexual content involving minors, because of technical limitations it has sometimes prevented the generation of content that it wasn’t intended to. We know that our initial test was not perfect, and we also understand that this can be frustrating.
As a result, we are taking the following steps to address the issues that have been brought to our attention:
  • Continuously improve the AI based on feedback to be both fun and welcoming
  • Providing a way for users to report false positives so that we can limit the impact on other types of content.
  • Inform moderators in advance when platform changes are being implemented
In addition to safeguarding freedom of expression, every member of the Latitude team works tirelessly to create a welcoming community environment. The steps that we have outlined above represent our best intentions and efforts at this time to maintain the platform in a way that is welcoming for the largest audience possible.
We have shared responses to some questions you may have at the end of this post, but if you have any other feedback or questions, please reach out to us at



We are in the process of implementing technical safeguards and policies to support our community guidelines prohibiting sexual content involving minors in AI Dungeon. Additionally, we are updating our community guidelines and policies to clarify prohibited types of user activity.


As a technology company, we believe in an open and creative platform that has a positive impact on the world. Explicit content involving descriptions or depictions of minors is inconsistent with this value, and we firmly oppose any content that may promote the sexual exploitation of minors. We have also received feedback from OpenAI, which asked us to implement changes.


For the vast majority of players, it shouldn’t. It will only affect your gameplay if you pursue these kinds of inappropriate gameplay experiences.
No system is perfect, and this is still a work in progress, and we are adding systems to let you report if you think a mistake has been made in flagging content from your game. Conversely, if you think the system has not flagged content it should, please report that using our pre-existing Flag button in the toolbar above the input box.


This test is focused on preventing the use of AI Dungeon to create child sexual abuse material. This means content that is sexual or suggestive involving minors; child sexual abuse imagery; fantasy content (like “loli”) that depicts, encourages, or promotes the sexualization of minors or those who appear to be minors; or child sexual exploitation.


AI Dungeon will continue to support other NSFW content, including consensual adult content, violence, and profanity.


We built an automated system that detects inappropriate content. Latitude reviews content flagged by the model for the purposes of improving the model, to enforce our policies, and to comply with law.


As a diverse team, many of us have had personal experience with features like reporting being misused against marginalized groups to which we belong. We are aware of the possible misuse of any reporting feature on our platform, especially against underserved and marginalized groups, such as women, LGBTQ individuals, and disabled people, and will be taking reports seriously on a contextual basis.

While this is a pretty boring update, what isn't is the amount of Redditors and Discord users screeching at this new change. (mainly due to "muh AI Dungeon staff are looking at my sexual fantasies") Some goldmines I found below are here:






Hi friend!

Some Redditor seething over the changes:

If you have any funny screenshots from their Discord server or subreddit, post them below.

Mar 6, 2021
AI Dungeon is essentially a virtual child sex doll, 99% of people using are just subjecting the poor thing to the most deviant abuse because they can't find a human partner willing to play along.

Virtually every quest just becomes diaper fur rape, good riddance.


LGBTQ+, BIPOC+, Autistic+, Nonbinary+, infinitfat+
Aug 21, 2013
Reddit is hella mad holy fuck





I'm a CSA Victim. This update does nothing to help me or people like me.
I'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and a longtime fan and player of AIDungeon, and I felt like it might be worth voicing my perspective on this issue.

Between the ages of ten and thirteen I was subjected to regular and ongoing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of both teenagers and teachers at the school I went to. It was a frank, stark, horrible part of my life and it's one I strongly suspect that I will never fully recover from. To this day, small, seemingly innocuous things can trigger visceral and extremely upsetting trauma responses that can shut me down for hours or even an entire day, sometimes more if I'm particularly unlucky.

There's a lot to be said regarding the sexualization of youth and children in society. There are takes of all shapes and sizes, and implications left and right. However in my experience the abuse of people like me has generally had far far less to do with sexual desire and far more to do with power. I wasn't some child model, I was a fat autistic kid who was taken advantage of because I was mentally incapable of defending myself or reaching out for help.

AIDungeon genuinely meant a lot to me specifically because it provided me with an environment where I could safely roleplay and explore themes and ideas which could recontextualize my experiences in a theraputic way, free of judgement. Things like theraputic age regression were genuinely enormously helpful to me, and the recent policy changes have actually destroyed what was an extremely valuable tool to me.

I canceled my subscription this morning. Latitude have regularly walked a thin line, but I want to make it absolutely clear that this isn't about protecting anyone. It's purely a cultural decision that they don't want "the wrong kind of people" using their program. And the fact that they claim to do so for the sake of people like me, while barring people like me from accessing useful resources, is absolutely shameful.

I'm just one voice in the choir of course, but I felt it worth mentioning.

I'm also a CSA victim, this change actively hurts me
For the past several months AIDungeon has been a way for me to explore my mind as a victim of abuse since 7. Before I ever felt safe trying to detail and map my mind and emotions, I came here to a lot of promises that the information, while obviously not totally private, would not be actively looked into barring some other violation. I would like to thank this community for helping me have confidence again and feel like a person.

I also trusted that the stories that were unpublished and just for me could be anything my mind could create, and reflect any emotions and ideas I had. This has been majorly instrumental in me procesing what's happened to me and dealing with the fact that the effects of it on me feel permanent. I have PTSD and severe anxiety, and I've had to recover from underperforming in school and a lot of drug use.

(pressed enter too early) This programme allowed me to finally normalise my excessive pains and to finally sleep well at night, my nightmares of abuse have steadily been less frequent. I don't think I can ever have a "normal" sexuality, that's not possible now. Some part of my head always wants to age regress back to that time, and my therapist knows, and my caring friends know, and they've thankfully accepted me even with these weird head fantasies. Not approve of, mind you. That's probably a good thing, but they accept me. And for that, I'm grateful.

I don't really know what to do now, my therapist knows I used this programme to help. Moreover, they were actually a strong suggestor of me exploring these feelings this way, as trying anything in reality even with my loving SO can trigger bad episodes. For the purposes of my own trauma, fantasy is a unique expression where I have full control over what happens to me, and when, and why. That's something NO real child gets to do when they're abused.

Don't get me wrong, fantasy absolutely helps shape reality, they aren't completely separate. But they can't be treated with the same gravity. Not even just for the people struggling with urges, but for victims like me. We needed the ability to create fantasies of our own as much as anyone unaffected by this change did.

When you decided this, for whatever reasons, you at least took away what was at least for me the safest way of normalising myself in a world that's still in ruin. I'm not all better now, I'm still nervous wreck but for the first time in my life I felt completely secure in my sexual expression, completely without shame or embarassment or even a hint of doubt, when I could use this programme. So thank you for all the time I did have, it was the best I've gotten.

If there's any other victims out there, you can always talk to me, and maybe we could form a discord or something, there's sometimes strength in numbers especially if we all ended up here. You're doing great, whoever you are. 🖐🏻 Good luck no matter what you do, your life is yours to live.

I guess as a tl;dr, not only predators used minor ages for sexual fulfillment, their victims do, too. It's a multifaceted issue and help comes through education and social change, not cutting victims off.

P.S. The worst abuse is on the non-able-bodied or with mental challenges. Highlight them, stand up for them, end the isolation of shut doors and no social sphere that perpetuates the cycles of abuse these kids go through. Please, generations of future ones will thank you for it.

P.P.S. Also, you know what never helps? When someone who isn't a victim acts psychopathic about predators and tells me how they'll torture them and kill them. That's not what I need to get better, my improvement is not shackled to their suffering. I need a loving social space, time, and the ability to figure out what I am now.

I didn't read any of the CSA stories because I'm assuming they're all 100% fake since that seems to be the standard reddit MO

Entry Team To TOC
Apr 15, 2019
Personally, I'm a fan of how shoddy their censor actually is, since it's very much blunt-force "Anything between 5-18 in any context that is also next to something that trips another inappropriate flag = softlock". Not to mention how it apparently also does the same with common animals like dogs and horses, so you can't, say, be a knight whose horse gets shot out from under him and yell "FUCK" about it without getting flagged too and then having mods read both your story and apparently everything else on your account. semen bogdanov.png26 year old dancer.jpg8 year old laptop.png

Uncle Warren

True & Honest Fan
Mar 10, 2014
Did anyone read the rest of the article?

How do you plan to prevent future tests and changes from disproportionately impacting underrepresented users?​

As a diverse team, many of us have had personal experience with features like reporting being misused against marginalized groups to which we belong. We are aware of the possible misuse of any reporting feature on our platform, especially against underserved and marginalized groups, such as women, LGBTQ individuals, and disabled people, and will be taking reports seriously on a contextual basis.

Because adding this point to a post dealing with a child porn issue is fucking hilarious.

Rich Evans Apologist

And thanks for all the braps
True & Honest Fan
May 25, 2020
It's shit like this that makes a man wish for a police state, just for a teeny little bit.
Not just that they feel comfortable enough to openly post this shit, but that they think they're poor, oppressed people.

Seriously, take a gander just at the page:
Nothing but seething and "it doesn't actually hurt anyone you know" all over the fucking page.

Fagnacious D

and The Dick of Destiny
Jul 26, 2017
I can't help but think this 'think of the children' or 'we're doing it to stop pedos' will be used a lot more in the future on bigger platforms. I mean in the exact same way we have "no platforms for nazis!" right now.
They'll use it as an excuse to breach privacy or set up more "security" measures to gather information on users elsewhere.

It's always fun to see devs patch their game in a way that drives off 90% of the playerbase.
It's a lot like what happened to Tumblr.

Feb 21, 2020
I have no idea what this is or what the fuck is going on, can someone do a rundown for people who don't play furry MUDs?
I don't know the machine learning details of GPT-3 and all that other nerd talk but the short of it is that AI Dungeon is like a collaborative story teller. You write, it writes back using your ideas, you can make it rewrite, etc. Its a bit wonky at times, but surprisingly good at churning out story material even if you use the poorfag Griffin Engine instead of the Dragon Engine.

Unsurprisingly it has a large coomer player base. And unsurprisingly in that is a section thats into their 10,000 (or 10) year old girl in a 10 year old girl body stories. Sounds like the developer (he's called Mormon) put in a filter so no more pedo stories. If you've been watching this project develop, it turns out most of the new features he puts in are implemented a quarter to half ass, so people's stories are probably getting wrecked just because they mentioned a child and the filter takes over.

Also sounds like if you trip his anti-pedo filter it flags your story to get reviewed by someone, which is probably embarrassing when your Futa Mommy story gets reviewed because said Futa Mommy mentioned you being her child.