The topic of deepfakes was brought up at a meeting on Friday with all of the major Internet players and intermediaries.
Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on Friday that the government will designate a special officer to investigate deepfake videos on internet sites and assist individuals in bringing legal action against them.
Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on Friday that the government will designate a special officer to investigate the deepfake problem on online platforms and to help citizens file First Information Reports (FIRs) as and when they discover fake content online.
This follows a spike in deepfake films on the internet, a technological phenomenon that makes it difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. Over the past month, several deepfake films featuring Bollywood actors, such as Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif, and Kajol, have gone viral on the internet, raising concerns about deepfakes.
Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar stated on Friday on the deepfake issue that MeitY and the Government of India will designate a Rule Seven officer from today and will require 100% compliance from all platforms.
The Rule Seven officer will also be responsible for setting up a platform that will make it simple for citizens to notify the Indian government of any notices, accusations, or reports of legal violations by the platforms. And the Rule Seven officer will consider the data from the digital platform and react appropriately. Therefore, we’ll make it very easy for citizens to report platform abuses to the government, stated Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of Electronics and Technology.
Regarding the hazards, he said that these include deepfakes, CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material), and a number of other types of content that are forbidden on the Indian Internet.
Even while we are talking about future regulations and a future law, which is undoubtedly necessary given that our IT Act is 23 years old, the intermediaries today all agreed that the present IT standards under the IT Act provide appropriate compliance obligations on their part to cope with Deep Fake. They were reminded of this, and they acknowledged that the present legislation, act, and regulations mandate that platforms abide by the requirements for misinformation, blatantly false material, and deepfakes. stated Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
INABILITY TO USE ONLINE PLATFORMS IF DEEPFAKES ARE NOT REMOTE
The federal government summoned Google, Facebook, and YouTube on November 24 to warn them that they would face harsh consequences if they did not remove deepfakes from their websites, according to a previous statement made by Rajeev Chandrasekhar.