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The Dark Side of Deepfakes | Rashmika Mandana Case

The Dark Side of Deepfakes Introduction

“Seeing is believing,” or so the saying goes. But in the age of advanced technology, this may no longer hold true. The reason? Deepfakes.The Dark Side of Deepfakes

What are Deepfakes?

Deepfakes, a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”, are a form of artificial intelligence that creates false images or videos. With a software that can be downloaded off the internet and pictures of the person you want to target, you can create your own personal deepfake in just minutes.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

The Case of Rashmika Mandanna

A recent incident involving famous Indian actor Rashmika Mandanna has brought the issue of deepfakes to the forefront. A video of British Indian influencer Zara Patel was morphed to feature Mandanna’s face and shared widely on the internet.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

Mandanna expressed her concern over the misuse of technology, stating, “Something like this is honestly extremely scary not only for me but also for each one of us who today is vulnerable to so much harm because of how technology is being misused.”

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

Deepfakes are the 21st-century version of Photoshop, becoming more sophisticated with time. They started as simple face swaps but have now become tools for pornography or worse. In 2019, 15,000 deepfake videos were found online, out of which 96% were adult content and 99% were faces of female celebrities mapped on porn stars.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

Legal Recourse

While some countries like South Korea and the European Union have laws against the distribution of deepfakes, India lacks a specific law that addresses the issue of deepfakes.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

However, some provisions, like section 66e of the IT Act of 2000, can be applied in cases like these. This offense is punishable, and if found guilty, you can be imprisoned for 3 years.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

Conclusion

While technology is running ahead, laws are lagging behind. We need to change this. The incident involving Rashmika Mandanna serves as a stark reminder of the potential harm that deepfakes can cause and the urgent need for legal recourse to address this growing issue.

The Dark Side of Deepfakes

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