Deepfakes in India: Amid the rising concerns regarding deepfakes in India, MoS Rajeev Chandrashekhar has said that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has given social media companies a seven-day deadline to comply with the section of the IT rules that forbid sharing of deepfakes in the country. “Platforms have agreed that within the next 7 days, they will ensure that all terms and contracts with users expressly forbid them from engaging in the 11 types of content laid out in the IT rules,” he said today.
Apart from this, the MoS also said that MeitY will appoint a ‘Rule 7 Officer’ who will setup a digital platform wherein digital nagriks will be able to file their complaints and report violations easily. “MeitY has confirmed the imminent appointment of a “Rule 7 officer” and a digital platform for users to report violations of the law by intermediaries. This is in line with Rule 7, triggering the initiation of FIRs and the legal process in court,” the minister added.
At the #DigitalIndiaDialogues with industry stakeholders today, I reinforced that Indian #DigitalNagriks have the right to a safe and trusted internet, and intermediaries are accountable to users for providing the same.Twitter vs India: Karnataka HC dismisses plea challenging govt, imposes a fine of Rs 50 lakhREAD MORE
Discussions resulted in decisive steps:
✅ All platforms… pic.twitter.com/J7kMXzqmXd
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) November 24, 2023
Furthermore, the minister said that today he had a long meeting will all the important players in the Indian internet space wherein all the intermediateries agreed that the existing IT rules have ample provisions to deal with deepfakes.
#WATCH | On Deep fake issue, MoS Electronics & Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar says, “Today we had a very longish meeting with all of the important players on the Internet, the Internet intermediaries. And we have raised the issue of Deep Fakes with them… I reminded them that… pic.twitter.com/m8UHlVwXRI
— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2023
It is worth noting that Chandrashekhar’s statement comes just a day after IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that the government is drafting new rules to regulate deepfakes. “We plan to complete drafting the regulations within the next few weeks,” he said earlier this week.Get latest Tech and Auto news from Techlusive on our WhatsApp Channel, Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram and YouTube.
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