Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw earlier at this time, convened a gathering that introduced collectively a number of social media platforms, AI corporations, Nasscom, and specialists within the discipline of synthetic intelligence.
On this collaborative effort, Minister Vaishnaw introduced that the collaborating entities have collectively dedicated to formulating tangible motion plans throughout 4 key pillars — Detection of deepfakes, Prevention of their virality, the enhancement of present Reporting mechanisms for deepfakes, and the promotion of Consciousness concerning how deepfakes function and the suitable countermeasures in opposition to them.
“All the companies have shared our concern. They have understood that this is not free speech, that this is something very harmful… they have understood the need for regulation,” he added.
Minister Vaishnaw additionally revealed that the ministry has already began engaged on making a set of rules. A consensus has been reached between the federal government and social media corporations to launch complete tips throughout the subsequent ten days. These tips will particularly handle the detection, prevention, and dissemination of movies containing deepfake content material.
In a media interplay held on November 18, Ashwini Vaishnaw addressed the urgent problem of deepfakes, highlighting its important impression. He underscored the gravity of the issue, stating, “Deepfake poses a substantial challenge for everyone.”
The Minister counseled the responsiveness of social media platforms to the notices issued, noting their lively efforts in tackling the difficulty. Moreover, Vaishnaw urged these platforms to take a extra assertive stance in opposition to deepfake content material.
He identified that the standard ‘Safe Harbour’ Clause, which has offered safety to social media platforms, is probably not relevant if they don’t implement adequate measures to fight deepfakes on their platforms. Vaishnaw emphasised, “The Safe Harbour Clause, a longstanding shield for many social media platforms, does not extend to cases where platforms fail to take effective actions in removing deepfakes.”
IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar can also be set to satisfy representatives of the social media corporations and AI specialists in a gathering scheduled for tomorrow, as per a Moneycontrol report.