New Delhi, Jan 20: Delhi Police on Saturday announced the arrest of the primary suspect responsible for the widespread circulation of a deepfake featuring actor Rashmika Mandanna. This incident marked the beginning of an ongoing investigation that subsequently unveiled similar deepfake videos involving prominent figures such as Alia Bhatt, Kajol, and Sachin Tendulkar. The Delhi Police had previously questioned numerous social media users who shared the deepfake featuring Rashmika, but identifying the creator remained elusive until now.
In a recent development, a gaming app manipulated a video of Sachin Tendulkar, initiating a misleading promotional campaign. Following this, the Mumbai Cyber Police filed an FIR against the app after Sachin clarified the falsity of the video on social media. Expressing concern over the misuse of technology, Sachin urged people to report such instances, emphasizing the need for social media platforms to promptly address complaints.
Union Minister of State for IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, disclosed that the government is actively working on implementing stricter rules under the Information Technology Act to ensure platform compliance.
Minister Chandrasekhar acknowledged the growing challenges posed by deepfakes and misinformation, highlighting the government's commitment to monitoring the measures adopted by platforms to address these issues effectively.