New Delhi: After the fake video of actress Rashmika Mandhana went viral, the central government has warned that those who create and spread fake videos will be punished with 3 years in jail and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.
Zara Patel is very popular on Instagram. Zara Patel, an Indian based in England, posted a video of herself on Instagram last month. In this case, some people have created and circulated a fake video with famous actress Rashmika Mandhana’s face instead of his face in that video.
Various celebrities have strongly condemned this and have urged to take action regarding this matter.
To curb this trend, the Union Ministry of Information Technology has issued a warning to social networking sites. According to section 66D of the Information Technology Act, those who create and publish fake videos and photos will be punished with imprisonment of 3 years and a fine of Rs. 1 lakh. Also, the social media companies have been directed to remove the video within 24 hours of the complaint.
With the development of artificial intelligence technologies, the trend of using them to create fake photos and videos of political leaders and celebrities has increased. Such fake creations are called ‘deep fakes’.