Actress Rashmika Mandanna deepfake viral video has resulted in anger and legal action. The video showing the actress entering an elevator in a black dress was found to be a deepfake by journalist Abhishek Kumar, and the real person in the video was British-Indian influencer Zara Patel. Here are the details…
🚨 There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India.
You might have seen this viral video of actress Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram. But wait, this is a deepfake video of Zara Patel.
This thread contains the actual video. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/SidP1Xa4sT
— Abhishek (@AbhishekSay) November 5, 2023
Actress Rashmika Mandanna deepfake viral video
Kumar’s revelation about the actress Rashmika Mandanna deepfake viral video, posted on X, quickly went viral. It received more than 16,9 million views and 13,000 likes. Many users commented on the post, discussing how dangerous deepfake videos are. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan reposted Kumar’s post, demanding legal action and calling for a regulatory code to deal with such content.
yes this is a strong case for legal https://t.co/wHJl7PSYPN
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 5, 2023
Union IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar also retweeted the post, saying that the government under Prime Minister Modi is taking steps to punish the perpetrators. According to IT rules notified in April 2023, platforms are legally obliged to ensure that any user posts no false information and remove reported false information within 36 hours.
PM @narendramodi ji's Govt is committed to ensuring Safety and Trust of all DigitalNagriks using Internet
Under the IT rules notified in April, 2023 – it is a legal obligation for platforms to
➡️ensure no misinformation is posted by any user AND
➡️ensure that when reported by… https://t.co/IlLlKEOjtd
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) November 6, 2023
The continued development of artificial intelligence has led to cyber-attacks against women by many abusing the internet worldwide. Intimate images published without consent have become a major problem globally. In 2020, Buzzfeed reported on a Telegram bot that created fake nude images of more than 680,000 women.
Below, you can see the original video girl and the deepfake video girl:
Zara Patel, the real woman in the deepfake video, said, “Apparently people are making my deepfakes lol.”
As technology evolves, we must address these issues and create a safe online environment for all users. Governments and social media platforms must take strict measures to prevent the spread of misinformation and fraud and provide compensation to those affected.