Trusted fact checkers: Govt to work with tech majors to create a framework

Deepfakes are videos creating delusion with the use of deep learning, other artificial intelligence techniques and photoshopping to make images of fake events

Sourabh Lele New Delhi
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The planned framework will help fact-check all the content on the internet apart from the information related to the business of the government of India, it is learnt

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will work with internet intermediaries to create a framework for “trusted fact checkers”, government sources said on Thursday after a high-level meeting with representatives of technology companies like Google, Meta and Koo. These firms, also referred to as significant social media intermediaries, deliberated on the various aspects of fact-checking of content on their platforms.
The proposed mechanism is meant to address the growing concerns over deepfake videos and AI-generated misinformation. It will be formed through a “self-regulatory process” and collaboration between the government, intermediaries and fact-checking agencies, according to people in the know.  
“Many intermediaries are facing difficulties identifying and fact-checking information on their platforms. Currently, most of the platforms rely on fact-checkers certified by organisati

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 9:00 PM IST

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