Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently addressed the growing threat of deepfakes and emphasized that it is a major concern for India’s stability. Speaking at the BJP’s Diwali Milan event in Delhi, he emphasized that the media must educate the public about the dangers posed by deepfakes. Modi emphasized that both citizens and the media must be vigilant in combating the misuse of artificial intelligence to create misleading content.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came after an in-depth analysis by India Today on the dangerous impact of deepfakes, especially on the ongoing assembly elections. These deceptive videos blur the line between fabricated and real content, posing serious challenges to the authenticity of democracy. The investigation highlighted the potential threats of manipulated images, fabricated videos and altered voiceovers targeting political figures.
Modi was referring to a viral deepfake video showing him joining Garba, which India Today’s fact-checking team verified. She confirmed that despite being convincing, the video actually featured not her but her doppelgänger, actor Vikas Mahante. Additionally, Mahante’s Instagram story revealed that she was present at a ‘Diwali Mela’ in London and shared the same Garba scene and outfit as seen in the deepfake.
The emergence of deepfakes has affected various celebrities, including actors like Kajol, Katrina Kaif and Rashmika Mandanna, who have recently been targeted by such deceptive content.
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