Youth behind Rashmika Mandanna’s recent deepfake video arrested

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20-01-2024

    Culprit, identified as Eemani Naveen, a digital marketer, admitted to Delhi Police

    He was arrested in Andhra Pradesh and is now being transported to New Delhi

    Deepfake video prompted authorities to issue advisory to social media platforms

A 24-year-old individual has been apprehended for producing and disseminating a recent deepfake video featuring actor Rashmika Mandanna that had gone viral.

The culprit, identified as Eemani Naveen, a digital marketer, admitted to the Delhi Police that his motive was to amass followers on Instagram. The mastermind behind this incident, which ignited a nationwide discussion on deepfakes, was arrested in Andhra Pradesh and is now being transported to New Delhi.

Deepfakes, a type of synthetic media generated through artificial intelligence, manipulate both visual and audio components using advanced algorithms. The term gained prominence in 2017 when a Reddit user introduced a platform for sharing manipulated videos.

The Delhi Police targeted Naveen after scrutinizing more than 500 social media accounts associated with the deepfake video. During the investigation, the 24-year-old confessed to the crime, revealing that he created the video to boost his Instagram following.

Naveen, an admirer of Rashmika Mandanna, formerly operated a fan page dedicated to the actor. He produced a deepfake video of the ‘Animal’ actor and posted it on the page, witnessing rapid viral dissemination and a substantial surge in followers. Realizing the potential legal repercussions, Naveen promptly deleted the posts, changed the Instagram channel name, and erased relevant digital data from his devices.

The controversial deepfake video initially featured British-Indian influencer Zara Patel entering a lift in a black outfit. However, through the use of deepfake technology, Patel’s face seamlessly transformed into that of Mandanna.

The widespread impact of the viral deepfake video prompted the central authorities to issue an advisory to social media platforms, emphasizing the legal provisions governing deepfakes and the potential penalties associated with their creation and dissemination.

Youth behind Rashmika Mandanna’s recent deepfake video arrested

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    Culprit, identified as Eemani Naveen, a digital marketer, admitted to Delhi Police

    He was arrested in Andhra Pradesh and is now being transported to New Delhi

    Deepfake video prompted authorities to issue advisory to social media platforms

A 24-year-old individual has been apprehended for producing and disseminating a recent deepfake video featuring actor Rashmika Mandanna that had gone viral.

The culprit, identified as Eemani Naveen, a digital marketer, admitted to the Delhi Police that his motive was to amass followers on Instagram. The mastermind behind this incident, which ignited a nationwide discussion on deepfakes, was arrested in Andhra Pradesh and is now being transported to New Delhi.

Deepfakes, a type of synthetic media generated through artificial intelligence, manipulate both visual and audio components using advanced algorithms. The term gained prominence in 2017 when a Reddit user introduced a platform for sharing manipulated videos.

The Delhi Police targeted Naveen after scrutinizing more than 500 social media accounts associated with the deepfake video. During the investigation, the 24-year-old confessed to the crime, revealing that he created the video to boost his Instagram following.

Naveen, an admirer of Rashmika Mandanna, formerly operated a fan page dedicated to the actor. He produced a deepfake video of the ‘Animal’ actor and posted it on the page, witnessing rapid viral dissemination and a substantial surge in followers. Realizing the potential legal repercussions, Naveen promptly deleted the posts, changed the Instagram channel name, and erased relevant digital data from his devices.

The controversial deepfake video initially featured British-Indian influencer Zara Patel entering a lift in a black outfit. However, through the use of deepfake technology, Patel’s face seamlessly transformed into that of Mandanna.

The widespread impact of the viral deepfake video prompted the central authorities to issue an advisory to social media platforms, emphasizing the legal provisions governing deepfakes and the potential penalties associated with their creation and dissemination.

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