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Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav recently spoke on DeepFake. Meanwhile, he said that notices have been sent to all social media platforms in this regard and they have been directed to take major action. Failure to do so may result in action being taken against them.
Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that the government will soon discuss the DeepFake issue with social media platforms. If social media platforms do not take adequate steps to remove DeepFake, the protection they receive will not apply.
The process of digitally altering a person’s face or body in a video is called DeepFake. These videos created by machine learning and artificial intelligence can easily fool anyone. Vaishnav told reporters that the government has recently issued notices to companies on the DeepFake issue and directed them to respond. And companies have responded.
He said companies will have to be more aggressive in taking action against such content. Vaishnav told reporters, “They are taking steps… but we feel there is a need to take stricter steps… and we are going to hold a meeting with all the forums very soon… maybe in the next 3-4 days.. .”
We will call them to discuss this and ensure that the platform does enough to stop DeepFake and clean up their system. Further, when Ashwini Vaishnav was asked whether big platforms like Meta and Google would be called for the meeting, the minister replied in the affirmative.