Noelle Martin

Award-Winning Activist. Law Reform Campaigner. Feminist. Lawyer.

Noelle Martin went from victim, to survivor, to law reform campaigner, to global activist, in response to sexual predators creating and distributing fake pornographic images and videos of her online. She now uses her voice to raise global awareness about technology-facilitated abuse, in particular, image-based sexual abuse and deepfakes. And speaks out about gendered abuse, victim blaming, slut shaming, and the human implications of advancements in technology. She delivers keynote speeches, talks, and lectures at schools, universities, law firms, and community forums, to name a few. 

Noelle's mission is to help create a safer online world, hold tech companies accountable for enabling abuse on their platforms, and fight for justice for victims and survivors of technology-facilitated abuse. 


About Noelle Martin

Inspiring Change and Fighting for Justice

Noelle Martin was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year in 2019, and listed as an honoree on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2019. She was admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 2020. And worked as a judge's associate (Research Orderly) to the Honourable Justice Smith at the Supreme Court of Western Australia. She has also worked in the Department of Justice in Western Australia. She is currently completing her Master of Laws at The University of Western Australia with the Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab, and is writing a dissertation about the legal, social, and ethical implications of Facebook Reality Labs' hyper-realistic human avatars.

The most urgent threat of deepfakes isn't politics

The most urgent threat of deepfakes isn't politics

The real threat of deepfakes, explained with Kristen Bell. Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: Actress Kristen Bell first found out there were deepfake porn videos of her online from her husband, actor Dax Shepherd. In the videos, her face has been manipulated onto porn stars’ bodies. “I was just shocked,” the actress told Vox. “It's hard to think about that I'm being exploited.” And this isn’t only happening to celebrities. Noelle Martin, a recent law graduate in Perth, Australia, discovered that someone took photos she’d shared on social media and used them first to photoshop her face into nude images, and then to create deepfake videos. Deepfakes are often portrayed as a political threat — fake videos of politicians making comments they never made. But in a recent report, the research group Deeptrace found that 96% of deepfakes found online are pornographic. Of those videos, virtually all are of women. And virtually all are made without their consent. Sources: "The State of Deepfakes" Defining "Deepfake" "Deepfakes and Cheapfakes: The Manipulation of Audio and Visual Evidence" "An Introduction to Neural Networks and Autoencoders" "Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security" Open Sourced is a year-long reporting project from Recode by Vox that goes deep into the closed ecosystems of data, privacy, algorithms, and artificial intelligence. Learn more at Join the Open Sourced Reporting Network: This project is made possible by the Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Watch all episodes of Open Sourced right here on YouTube: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Watch our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Facebook: Or Twitter:

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