Amitabh Bachchan, the famous actor, strongly supports taking legal action against a fake video that went viral. This video falsely showed Rashmika Mandanna, a well-known actress, in a situation that never happened.
Deepfake Rashmika Mandanna video viral
In the video, it looked like Rashmika was entering an elevator wearing a tight black dress. This caused a lot of upset online.
🚨 There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India.— Abhishek (@AbhishekSay) November 5, 2023
You might have seen this viral video of actress Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram. But wait, this is a deepfake video of Zara Patel.
This thread contains the actual video. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/SidP1Xa4sT
However, a smart journalist named Abhishek Kumar proved that the video was not real. The person in the video was not Rashmika but someone else, a British-Indian influencer named Zara Patel. Abhishek also asked the government to punish those who misuse technology like this.
yes this is a strong case for legal https://t.co/wHJl7PSYPN— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 5, 2023
Amitabh Bachchan, after seeing this information, also asked the government to take legal action.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the IT Minister, agreed with Amitabh Bachchan. He said that the government, under Prime Minister Modi, is working to punish those who do wrong things online. He explained that as per the rules made in April 2023, online platforms must quickly remove false information when reported. If they don’t, they can be taken to court.
PM @narendramodi ji's Govt is committed to ensuring Safety and Trust of all DigitalNagriks using Internet— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) November 6, 2023
Under the IT rules notified in April, 2023 – it is a legal obligation for platforms to
➡️ensure no misinformation is posted by any user AND
➡️ensure that when reported by… https://t.co/IlLlKEOjtd
Chandrasekhar also said that deepfake videos, like the one with Rashmika Mandanna, are very dangerous and need to be stopped.
Non-consensual intimate imagery (NCII) is going to be a huge problem in India. It is already a huge problem globally.— kalim (@akhmxt1) November 5, 2023
In 2020 buzzfeed reported about a telegram bot that had created fake nude pictures of more than 680,000 women.https://t.co/Ryy9H9vULO https://t.co/iMruCuhnGv
People online supported this idea. They said that the rise of fake videos, made with the help of artificial intelligence, is a big problem. It can even lead to bullying and harm women. One person mentioned a case in 2020 where a computer program made fake nude pictures of thousands of women.
Well it looks like people are making deep fakes of me looool https://t.co/YvrFqZwlTg— Goddess Zara Patel | (@TequilaPatell) November 6, 2023
Zara Patel, the real person in the video, wasn’t too worried. She said online, “Looks like people are making fake videos of me, lol.”
Rashmika Mandanna, the actress in the video, has not said anything about it yet. People are waiting to see how she will respond.
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