DeepFake: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also troubled by this. Recently he has said that a video of him playing Garba has gone viral, even though he has never played Garba. After this statement of PM Modi, deepfake has now become a national issue.
Deepfake videos being created with the help of AI are now becoming a pain in the neck. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also troubled by this. Recently he has said that a video of him playing Garba has gone viral, even though he has never played Garba. After this statement of PM Modi, deepfake has now become a national issue.
Now the government is soon going to hold a meeting with social media companies regarding the issue of deepfakes. This information has been given by Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.
Ashwini Vaishnav said that the government will soon meet social media platforms on the deepfake issue. He said the safe harbor immunity clause would not apply if platforms do not take adequate steps to remove deepfakes.
Vaishnav told reporters that the government had recently issued notices to companies on the deepfake issue and the platforms responded, but he said companies would have to be more aggressive in taking action on such content. He said that big platforms like Meta and Google will also be called for the meeting.
Vaishnav also clarified that the safe harbor immunity clause that platforms currently enjoy under the IT Act will not be applicable unless they take adequate action.
A few days ago, after the deepfake video of South actress Rashmika Mandanna went viral, the government had shown strictness and said that an advisory has been issued to social media companies and the existing advisory has been reiterated. The ministry said that such an act could lead to a jail term of up to three years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.