Here’s everything you need to know about the ongoing Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake video case.

On Monday, a deepfake video of Actor Rashmika Mandanna went viral on social media which raised concerns about the misuse of AI. 

Numerous Bollywood celebrities, Amitabh Bachchan included, expressed support for Rashmika and called for legal action on Twitter.

What is a deepfake? Deep fakes are forged or fake videos created via deep learning (AI), where a person’s likeness, face, and voice, are swapped with someone else’s.

After the deepfake video incident, MeitY issued its second advisory to social media platforms in 6 months.

The government has asked social media companies to remove deepfakes within 36 hours and take strong action against their spread.

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