Union Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar
Deepfake videos are in the news these days. This has become a cause of trouble for everyone. Now the Central Government has also come on alert mode regarding this. According to Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar, the central government on November 24 has summoned online platforms including Google, Facebook, YouTube and warned them that if they do not remove deepfakes from their sites, strict action will be taken against them. Also, a case can be registered against them.
Speaking to the media, Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that the government will explain to all platforms how it considers deepfakes and misinformation to be a serious threat, as well as how deepfakes pose a serious threat to the security of the people of India and those who use the internet. There is danger. He said that the government will warn all the platforms that if they do not remove deepfakes from their sites, strict action will be taken against them under the Information and Technology Act.
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Victim can go to court if content is not removed
Along with this, Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar also said that if all the platforms remove the deepfakes posted on their sites within 36 hours after receiving the information, then no action will be taken against them, but if they do not do so then the victim will be fined. One can approach the court against that platform and file a case against them under the Indian Penal Code or IT Act.
There are 11 issues platforms can’t show
Chandrashekhar further said that under the new amendments in the IT Act, online platforms cannot carry any misinformation or deepfakes. He said that with the amendment in the IT Act, it has become the responsibility of the sites to ensure that whatever content they have is not wrong. He said that there are 11 issues which the platforms cannot show, these include content on child sexual exploitation, patent infringement, false information.
Meeting with all platforms on 24th November
Minister Rajiv Chandrashekhar said that a meeting will be held with all the platforms on November 24, in which it will be told how serious the government considers deepfakes and misinformation, he said that this is a big challenge in terms of security. The government is responsible towards the people using the internet, hence all arrangements will be made for the users.
Bollywood celebrities targeted by deepfakes
Let us tell you that in recent times, deepfake videos of many big celebrities have surfaced. Deepfake video of actress Rashmika Mandanna had created a stir. Katrina’s video was also revealed. After this, a video of actress Kajol has also surfaced, in which Kajol’s face has been superimposed on the face of another woman while changing clothes.
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PM also became victim of deepfake
Not only Bollywood celebrities but the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the target of deepfake. A video of PM Modi went viral on all social media. In this video the PM was shown performing Garba. After this video surfaced, the PM had expressed a lot of concern. Describing deepfakes as a big threat, he had said that just like the warning is written on cigarette packets, it should also be written on the video made with AI that it has been made with deepfake.
what is deepfake
- This is artificial technology, by which the face of another person is fitted on the video of one person.
- Artificial intelligence technology is used to create deepfake videos.
- Through deepfake, any photo or video is made fake by replacing it with any other one.