Delhi Police Seeks Meta’s Help to Trace Source of Fake Video
The Delhi Police has reached out to Meta, formerly known as Facebook, in an effort to track down the source of a fake video that recently went viral on social media. The video, which featured a British-Indian influencer with the face of popular actress Rashmika Mandanna, raised concerns about the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
According to an officer involved in the investigation, the police have written to Meta requesting access to the URL ID of the account responsible for creating and sharing the video. The case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, with a dedicated team of officers assigned to cracking the case.
The Delhi Commission for Women has also taken notice of the video and has urged the police to take action against those involved in its creation and dissemination.
Experts have expressed concern over the implications of deep fake videos, which use AI to manipulate and substitute faces in videos, often with malicious intent. Such videos can easily mislead and deceive viewers, potentially causing harm to reputations and privacy.
The incident involving the fake video of Rashmika Mandanna comes amidst a global rise in the creation and sharing of deep fake content. Governments and social media platforms have been grappling with the challenge of combating this growing threat to trust and authenticity.
The involvement of law enforcement in the case highlights the seriousness with which authorities are approaching the issue. By seeking assistance from Meta, the Delhi Police aims to uncover the origins of the video and bring the culprits to justice.
While AI technology presents numerous benefits and advancements in various fields, it also poses significant risks in the wrong hands. The incident serves as a reminder of the urgent need for robust measures to address the misuse of AI and protect individuals from the potentially harmful consequences of deep fake videos.
As investigations continue, it is hoped that the Delhi Police, with the assistance of Meta, will be able to trace the source of the video and take appropriate legal action against those responsible. In the broader context, this case serves as a wake-up call for authorities and technology companies to collaborate and develop effective strategies to combat the rising tide of deep fake content.