Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern about the misuse of artificial intelligence for creating deepfake videos, considering it a significant issue. He revealed that he has instructed the ChatGPT team to identify and provide warnings for deepfake videos circulated on the internet.
PM Modi emphasized the importance of media educating people about this emerging crisis. In response to the threat of deepfake videos, the government has advised victims to file police complaints and make use of remedies provided under the Information Technology rules.
Government Imposes Strict Penalties for Deepfakes to Protect Citizens.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar recently highlighted “legal obligation” for online platforms to prevent the spread of misinformation particularly concerning the safety and trust of citizens especially children and women who often become targets of such content.
The government has underlined the severity of penalties for the creation and dissemination of deepfakes, including a fine of ₹1 lakh and three-year jail term. It is evident that the Indian government is taking strong measures to combat the challenges posed by deepfake technology, emphasizing the need for public awareness and legal actions to address this growing concern.