Mumbai Files Case Over Sachin Tendulkar Deepfake Video

Mumbai Files Case Over Sachin Tendulkar Deepfake Video
Written by Judy Lewis

On Thursday, Mumbai police filed an FIR against an unknown individual regarding an offensive deepfake video depicting former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

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“The video, composed from edited footage of an older interview, was uploaded onto both Hurma’s Facebook page and Skyward Aviator Quest’s gaming website.”

Source: TOI

On Monday, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar spoke out against an edited video purporting to promote an online betting game and giving examples from Sara who is earning Rs 1.8 lakh daily by making predictions.

In response to such claims made against him on social media platforms.

Legal Action

West Region Cyber Police filed an FIR under sections 506 and 66A of both the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act respectively.

Tendulkar’s assistant Ramesh Pardhe filed the initial complaint after discovering an edited video posted to social media platforms.

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An altered video, created using deepfake technology, featuring Tendulkar endorsing a gaming app while boasting about his daughter’s daily earnings of Rs 1.8 lakh was altered to appear more convincing to viewers.

Police officers have begun actively looking for details regarding the owner of an offshore server gaming portal, due to the challenges posed by such servers.

Sachin Tendulkar’s Response

On January 15th, Sachin Tendulkar took to social media in order to address how technology is misused by society.

He noted the disturbing increase of fake videos online and encouraged individuals to report these instances immediately.

Tendulkar demanded prompt action by social media platforms in order to curb misinformation and fake news online.

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Government Response

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, India’s Minister of State for Electronics and IT responded to Tendulkar’s concerns by noting that stricter regulations outlined by the Information Technology Act will help address cyber threats.

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Judy Lewis

Senior Business Development and Program executive experienced in building and mentoring high-performance teams that drive revenue across the Aerospace and Defense market. I have built a reputation as an innovative team player who is able to collaborate effectively across functions, cultures, and geographies and work strategically at the Board level as well as with executives and teams at any level. I have a strong track record in business development winning competitive bids and driving growth across complex sensors, EW, and weapon systems, and managing portfolios up to $2B+ in annual sales.

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