Frustrated users of DALL-E 3 are organizing an online protest in response to what they perceive as excessive censorship. Last week, we reported that users have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the strictness of DALL-E 3, particularly in the Bing version. Taking action tomorrow, these fed-up users plan to address their concerns by protesting against OpenAI and Microsoft on Saturday, October 21. A Reddit post by u/Desiaster has detailed the upcoming protest.
Desiaster acknowledges the concerns of OpenAI and Microsoft in regards to upholding the reputation of their product, DALL-E 3, in the eyes of the media and the public, including consumers. However, as consumers themselves, they argue that OpenAI and Microsoft should offer a functional and high-quality product. Desiaster believes that a reliable image generation system should not only produce one or two desired results out of every ten requests.
Furthermore, Desiaster attributes the frustration to a small group of disruptive users who misuse the model, affecting the experience for everyone else. This situation has resulted in the absurd classification of innocent and harmless requests by the censorship system, leading to increased frustration.
Desiaster urges fellow DALL-E users to post screenshots on Twitter (now X) depicting the rejection of their plain text prompts, asserting the hashtags #UncensorDALLE3″ and “#FreeDALLE3.” The aim is to reveal the absurdity of the current system in place.
Recently, a disheartened DALL-E user posted a screenshot on Reddit showcasing their rejected request for a “simple pencil sketch” of a cherry using DALL-E 3 on Bing. The user received a message stating that their prompt was blocked due to a potential conflict with the content policy, and subsequent violations could lead to their access being suspended. The user found this response highly surprising and difficult to believe.
Desiaster suggests a review of DALL-E’s terms and conditions, highlighting the importance of holding users solely responsible for the generated images and their consequences, instead of making OpenAI and Microsoft liable, as it appears to be their concern.