ArtStation is hiding images protesting AI art on the platform

Multiple images protesting AI artwork on ArtStation. The images show the word “AI” with a cross over it, in a variety of styles.
“No AI Art” images posted by artists started to dominate the trending section of ArtStation following the platform’s refusal to ban AI-generated artwork. | Image: @joysilvart

Art platform ArtStation is removing images protesting AI-generated art from its homepage, claiming that the content violates its Terms of Service. Members of the ArtStation community have been protesting after AI-generated art began appearing on the platform in early December. Protestors are concerned that AI-generated art is derivative of the labor of human artists and often uses their work without attribution or compensation.

In a statement about the removals posted to Twitter, ArtStation said: “For site usability, we are moderating posts that violate our Terms of Service. We understand concerns about AI and its impact on the industry. We will share more about improvements to give users more control over what they see and how they use…

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