January 19, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Government likely to issue new IT rules against deepfakes

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced on Tuesday that compliance with the advisory on deepfakes from social media and online platforms has been "mixed."

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He assured that amended IT rules will be notified within a week to address the issue, stressing that platforms bear the responsibility of detecting and removing deepfakes and prohibited content.

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Chandrasekhar warned that a lack of action or a casual approach by platforms towards their core responsibility of preventing user harm may result in them being blocked.

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This stern stance follows the government's directive to platforms to urgently crack down on doctored and manipulated videos circulating on social media.

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The minister highlighted that the govt had previously made it clear to social media, online platforms that non-compliance with the advisory on deepfakes would lead to the introduction of new IT rules.

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The upcoming amended IT rules, according to Chandrasekhar, will firmly embed the guidelines outlined in the advisory.

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The government's latest ultimatum reflects a determination to combat the issue and holds platforms accountable for adhering to regulations.

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