Read our Open Letter to Electoral Candidates & Parliamentary Representatives on the Impact of Deepfakes on Electoral Outcomes
With endorsement from civil society organisations and individuals, we wrote to electoral candidates, political parties, and parliamentarians, urging them to publicly declare that they will not use deepfake technologies to create deceptive or misleading synthetic content for the 2024 Elections.
As deepfakes took centre stage in 2023, MeitY decided to tackle the emerging issue head-on. However, what ensued was several conflicting statements from MeitY on how to tackle it. We wrote to them cautioning against surface-level, rushed interventions without deep research and consultation.