I'm sure many of you will already have seen #StandingWithBev on socials but if you haven't or you want to learn more, Paul Strikwerda's blog explains. Thanks for allowing us to share this Paul.
In 2018 Bev Standing recorded about 10,000 sentences for the Chinese Institute of Acoustics to be used in translations. It’s the only Text-To-Speech job she’s ever performed.
Fast forward to 2021, TikTok seems to be using these recordings in text-to-speech applications without Bev’s permission. She never worked for TikTok, and TikTok hasn't paid her a penny.
TikTok users can now make Bev say anything they want her to say. Bev says she feels violated.