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Rashmika Mandanna’s Deepfake Goes Viral, Prompts IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Warning For Social Media Platforms

Rashmika Mandanna's Viral Deepfake Prompts Big Warning From IT Minister

Rashmika Mandanna is but to react to the deepfake. (File)

New Delhi:

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar right now reminded the social media platforms of their authorized obligations to combat misinformation, acknowledging a viral deepfake video that includes actor Rashmika Mandanna. The video initially featured Zara Patel, a British-Indian influencer, however her face modifications to that of the actor within the deepfake.

”PM @narendramodi ji’s Govt is dedicated to making sure Security and Belief of all Digital Nagriks utilizing Web,” Mr Chandrasekhar posted on X, previously Twitter, and jotted down the authorized obligations for the social media platforms beneath the IT guidelines.

Underneath the IT guidelines notified in April, 2023 – it’s a authorized obligation for platforms to make sure no misinformation is posted by any consumer and to take away that when reported by any consumer or authorities, he mentioned.

If platforms don’t adjust to this, they are often taken to courtroom by the aggrieved particular person beneath the provisions of Indian Penal Code, added the minister. ”Deep fakes are newest and much more harmful and damaging type of misinformation and must be handled by platforms,” mentioned Mr Chandrasekhar.

Deepfakes are images or movies altered to switch an individual or a component utilizing Synthetic Intelligence. In current days, they’ve turn out to be a significant supply of misinformation and are sometimes related to pretend viral posts.

Within the present case, Zara Patel – who has over 400,000 followers on Instagram – had final month shared the video that confirmed her coming into a carry in a black outfit. The face quickly modifications to that of Ms Mandanna as she is seen coming into the carry.

Rashmika Mandanna is but to react to the deepfake.

Sharing the video, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan highlighted the necessity for brand new authorized measures. Ms Mandanna had made her Bollywood debut alongside BigB within the film ’Goodbye’.

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